Academic Forgiveness

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

Why ask for Academic Forgiveness?

  • For academic reasons, a student will be allowed to repeat a course.
  • Students with grades below a "C" have the option to replace the grade with the repeated attempt. The original grade will still appear on the transcript, but will not count in the GPA.
  • A student may be returning to college after an absence and/or under circumstances that warrant a fresh academic start.

There are three categories that fall under Academic Forgiveness:

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 Repeat Course Forgiveness, Academic Reprieve or Academic Renewal, contact any Advisement Office or Enrollment Services.