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Student Handbook - Section E: Academic Success

Academic Forgiveness

Academic Forgiveness gives a student who has been away from MSC Southeast at least one year a one-time opportunity to establish a new grade point average.  

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 one (1) year (including one (1) summer session and two (2) 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. Appeals are made by completing and submitting an Academic Forgiveness Appeal form to the Registrar’s Office.

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. 


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