3.9 Academic Forgiveness Policy
To provide students who have had academic difficulties previously in their academic career the opportunity for a ‘second chance’ at academic success at Central Lakes College (CLC).
Students who have been away from Central Lakes College for at least two years are given a one-time opportunity to seek Academic Forgiveness of previous unsatisfactory academic coursework at Central Lakes College. This student-initiated process allows unsatisfactory grades (D’s and F’s) in previous courses to be forgiven to establish a new grade point average (GPA).
- All courses and grades remain on the transcript; only the cumulative GPA and the applicable semester(s) GPA is(are) recalculated.
- Academic Forgiveness will be applied to consecutive terms only, with a maximum of two consecutive semesters or three consecutive quarters.
- Courses and grades used to satisfy any graduation requirement, including prerequisites, repeated courses, admission to specific programs, graduation, etc. are not eligible for Academic Forgiveness.
- Consortium credits cannot be included in Academic Forgiveness.
- Academic Forgiveness will be noted on the transcript.
- Academic Forgiveness will not be applied to any financial aid situation. Federal financial aid regulations do not recognize Academic Forgiveness.
- Transfer institutions may not honor the Central Lakes College Academic Forgiveness policy. It is the student’s responsibility to consult with transfer institutions.
- Academic suspensions are not included in this policy. Students are required to appeal any suspensions.
Students who request Academic Forgiveness under this policy must meet all the following criteria:
- The student must not have been enrolled in credit-based courses at Central Lakes College for a minimum of two consecutive years (24 months) prior to requesting Academic Forgiveness.
- The student must achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in all coursework completed since readmission, with at least 12 credits completed before applying for Academic Forgiveness.
- The student must be in attendance and accepted to a degree-seeking major at the time of the Academic Forgiveness request.
- The student must state the courses to be forgiven on the Academic Forgiveness Petition form. Courses from a maximum of two consecutive terms can be forgiven.
- The student should apply for Academic Forgiveness shortly after completing 12 semester credits with at least a 2.0 GPA.
Date of Implementation/Presidential Approval: 03/31/2021
Date of Last Review: 03/31/2021