May 26, 2020  
2019-2020 Student Handbook and Undergraduate Catalog 
  
2019-2020 Student Handbook and Undergraduate Catalog

Fresh Start Option–Petition for Removal of Unearned F’s


Fresh Start Option–Petition for Removal of Unearned F’s

The Fresh Start Option permits a one-time fresh start for students who received an Unearned F in more than one course during one semester.  Students will submit a letter of petition to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Vice President for Student Affairs which enumerates the reasons the unearned F’s for the semester in question should be removed from the calculation of GPA.   The reasons must detail a legitimate reason for failing to withdraw from the courses in which the unearned F’s were awarded.

If approved by both Vice Presidents, all courses and grades remain on the student’s academic record with an additional notation of when the Fresh Start Option is in effect and which grades are not incorporated in the GPA.

  • Fresh Start Option may be used only once.
  • Fresh Start Option does not apply to any completed degree or certificates.
  • A student must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 9 credits after being granted the Fresh Start Option to be eligible for a degree or certificate, and for graduation honors.