Students must meet with an academic adviser and with a representative of Financial Aid in preparation for completing this form after a grade has been posted for a repeated course. International students on sponsorship are required to first meet with the Sponsored Relations Office in Global Programs. This form will be submitted to your academic adviser.
When a grade is omitted through this policy:
- The adjusted GPA calculation cannot be reversed
- The credits remain under attempted (all instances of a given course appear in attempted)
- All attempted instances of a course and grade remain visible on the transcript
- A course for which a grade is being forgiven will not be included in the GPA Units and Earned credit totals (in effect, this will impact the GPA in the same way as a retroactive late drop)
- A notation will be added to the transcript indicating the courses for which a grade has been omitted from the GPA calculation.
- It does not automatically alter prior academic decisions (such as Entrance to Major and scholarship program eligibility). However, colleges and programs can establish their own process and criteria for students to request a review of their eligibility after grade forgiveness.
- It does not prevent subsequent graduate or other professional programs from calculating a Grade Point Average based on all grades posted to an official transcript.
Grade forgiveness will not change the academic standing of a previous semester. A petition for an immediate stay of academic suspension would be the appropriate way to manage this type of situation.