A student who
returns to the University after an extended absence and
who demonstrates the ability to do well academically,
as described below, may use Academic Forgiveness to remove
the effect of earlier unsatisfactory grades. Such students
are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor in their
college office to develop an academic plan and to discuss
- To be eligible, a student must:
readmitted to the University after an absence of
at least three calendar years;
attempted* at least 24 letter-graded hours since
earned at least a 2.5 GPA in all courses attempted*
Academic Forgiveness in writing from the Office
of Registration and Records.
request must be made before the end of the semester
immediately following the one in which requirement
b. was met.
the student elects Academic Forgiveness and after eligibility
is verified, the following adjustments are made to the
student's academic record:
grades earned at BGSU prior to reentry are excluded
from the calculation of the GPA (i.e., forgiven);
hours earned for courses prior to reentry with the
grade of at least "S" or "C"
hours earned for courses prior to reentry with a
grade of "D" are not retained;
grade that is subject to this policy will remain
on the official transcript but will be noted as
grades, including those that have been forgiven, are
used in calculating eligibility for membership in honor
societies and graduation with honors.
student can have the Academic Forgiveness policy applied
to his or her academic record only one time, and Academic
Forgiveness must be prior to the award of the degree
for which the hours and grades involved will be applicable.
(For example, a student who is pursuing a baccalaureate
degree and has earned an associate degree from BGSU
cannot apply the policy to any credit earned prior to
the completion of the associate degree.)
are not eligible for GPA improvements under the Course
Retake Policy after Academic Forgiveness has been applied.
- A student
who has been granted Academic Forgiveness must earn
a minimum of 30 credit hours from the point of readmission
to be eligible to receive a baccalaureate degree.
academic probations, suspensions, or dismissals from
forgiven semesters will not be forgiven. They will count
when the Unsatisfactory Academic Progress Policy is
applied to the student's record after readmission.
punitive grades awarded as the result of an Academic
Honesty case will not be forgiven. Grades of A, B, C,
D, F, or WF will continue to be used to calculate the
student’s cumulative grade point average. Grades
of S or U will not have any impact on the student's
grade point average.
hours include all courses that contribute to the GPA,
including those for which the student received credit
by earning grades of A, B, C, or D or for which the student
did not receive credit due to grades of F, WF, or I.
policy became effective Fall 2001. The conditions of this
policy cannot be appealed.