Academic Forgiveness

Academic Forgiveness

Academic forgiveness refers to ways in which a student may recover from prior academic challenges without permanently jeopardizing the student’s academic standing, and include Repeated Courses, Academic Reprieve, and Academic Renewal.

Circumstances for Academic Forgiveness:

  1. For pedagogical reasons, a student will be allowed to repeat a course.
  2. When a student has performed poorly in an entire enrollment due to extraordinary circumstances, all courses and grades will be reflected on a student’s transcript, but those courses that are forgiven will not be used in calculating the student’s retention and graduation GPAs.
  3. A student may be returning to college after an extended absence and/or under circumstances that warrant a fresh academic start.

There are three categories that fall under Academic Forgiveness:

  1. Repeated Courses
  2. Academic Reprieve
  3. Academic Renewal

All forgiven courses remain on the student’s transcript, and are not calculated in the student’s retention and graduation GPA, but are calculated in the student’s cumulative GPA and will appear on the student’s transcript. Academic reprieve and renewal once granted may or may not be recognized by other colleges and universities.

For further details concerning or to initiate Academic Repeat, Academic Reprieve or Academic Renewal contact any Advisement Office.