Saint Paul College Policies & Procedures - Academic Forgiveness

Part 1: Policy

The Academic Forgiveness Policy allows a student's previous less-than-satisfactory grades to be forgiven in the computation of the cumulative grade point average and completion rate. This makes it possible for a student to be in good academic standing and attain a grade point average sufficient for college graduation. The Academic Forgiveness Policy gives a student who has not been enrolled in credit-based coursework at Saint Paul College for a minimum of two years, a one-time opportunity to establish a new grade point average (GPA) and completion rate for qualifying grades.

Prior to be considered for academic forgiveness, the following conditions must be met:

  1. Prior to requesting academic forgiveness, a student must have a minimum two-year continuous break from enrollment in credit-based coursework at the College,
  2. prior to the two-year break in enrollment, the student must have a cumulative GPA of less than 2.0
  3. A student must then be readmitted to the College and complete a minimum of 12 credits with a minimum 2.00 GPA in the coursework attempted after the two-year break in enrollment.

Part 2. Scope

A student may request academic forgiveness for a maximum of two semesters of grades completed prior to the two-year continuous break in enrollment. Grades of D, F, FW, N, FN, and W may be forgiven. Once Academic Forgiveness is granted, it cannot be reversed.


​Reference: Minnesota State 3.29.1 and 2.9.1

Date:081718 Rev. 1

Review Date: 080123

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