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:
- Prior to requesting academic forgiveness, a student must have a minimum two-year continuous break from enrollment in credit-based coursework at the College,
- prior to the two-year break in enrollment, the student must have a cumulative GPA of less than 2.0
- 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.