Formal Request to Repeat DT After Removal or Administrative Withdrawal

If you are removed or withdrawn from demonstration teaching (DT) due to poor performance, do not have any outstanding disposition concerns, and it has been 12 months or less since you were removed or withdrawn, you may work with your mentor to request to repeat DT in a future cohort by submitting a  formal request to repeat DT.


The formal request to repeat DT consists of three sections:

  1. your reflection letter,
  2. three letters of educational reference, and
  3. individualized plan designed by the Field Experience Coordinator based on the reasons for your removal from the original cohort.


Complete the following items to submit a Formal Request to Repeat DT After Removal or Administrative Withdrawal.

Submit a written request to the Teacher Success team at and include the following information: 

*In the email subject line state: Formal Request to Repeat DT <<Your Name and Student ID>>


A. Reflection Letter

You must include the following items:

  • Provide a description of the issues that led to your removal from the cohort.
  • Provide specific evidence that you have taken steps to improve in each of the areas of concern
  • What problems did you experience?
  • What circumstances led to the problems you experienced?
  • How did you attempt to address the problems?
  • What will you do in the future to avoid similar problems?
  • What have you learned from your experience?


B. Three Letters of Educational Reference

Obtain letters that are no more than one year old from educational professionals. Instruct your references to email the letters directly to WGU at The letters must include a telephone number and email address.


C. Individualized Plan

You will schedule a time with a Field Experience Coordinator to discuss the details of your individualized plan based on the reasons for your removal from the original cohort.


Once all documentation is submitted and approved, the Teacher Success team will review your formal request to repeat DT and respond within 15 business days.


Next Steps

The formal request to repeat DT through Teacher Success approves or denies you the opportunity to participate in a DT cohort again. After reviewing your request, the Teacher Success team will issue one of following outcomes.

  • Approved: If approved, you will need to apply to a DT cohort through Field Placement during the next available application window and meet all application and academic requirements for DT. You will not be eligible for an upcoming cohort if you have missed application deadlines or have not been an active WGU student for more than one year. If you repeat DT, you must also repeat and fully participate in, all aspects of the cohort seminar.
  • Conditionally Approved: If conditionally approved, you will need to meet additional conditions before you receive full approval which may include a phone or webcam interview.
  • Denied: If denied and you wish to appeal the denial, you may submit a written appeal to the Field Experience Manager at

Note: Students may repeat DT only one time after a previous fail. If you fail DT for a second time, Teacher Success will counselor you on your options which may include a program change into a non-licensure program.

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