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222 - Academic Forgiveness

Students who have earned a cumulative grade point average of less than 2.0 may, upon applying for re-admission to the College, appeal for the  removal (forgiveness) of those grades/credits with the following stipulations/conditions:

The student must meet the following criteria to apply for Academic Forgiveness:

  • May not have previously graduated from a program at MSC Southeast
  • May not be enrolled at MSC Southeast for at least two (2) years (including two (2) summer sessions and four (4) semesters) prior to re-enrollment.
  • Must successfully complete the first 12 attempted credits with a term GPA of 2.5 and 100% completion of all courses registered for upon readmission to MSC Southeast.
  • Must petition the Academic Policy Appeal Committee through Student Services for academic forgiveness.

The procedures for appeal and the responsibilities of the Committee and the Registrar are defined under the Academic Forgiveness Procedures below.

Academic Forgiveness Procedures

Appeals are made by completing and submitting an Academic Forgiveness Appeal Form to the College Registrar's Office. An Appeals Committee then reviews and either approves or denies the request.

If academic forgiveness is granted, the Registrar will make the following changes to the student’s academic transcript.

  • No grades on record prior to the date of academic forgiveness will be used in computing the student’s cumulative grade point average; however, credits are considered as attempted and will be printed on the transcript.
  • No credit from MSC Southeast will be granted for any coursework taken prior to the date of forgiveness.
  • No coursework taken from MSC Southeast prior to the date of academic forgiveness may be used toward completion of graduation requirements.
  • Transcript will contain a statement of when academic forgiveness begins.

Approved: October 28, 1999
Reviewed: February 7, 2011
Revised: February 15, 2000; June 30, 2004; October 8, 2008; December 28, 2010; October 23, 2013

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