|Revised||March 7, 2012|
|Reviewed||January 11, 2021|
- A student who has not been enrolled in curriculum courses at Blue Ridge Community College for 48 consecutive months may request in writing to the Director of Enrollment Management, a request for academic forgiveness during the subsequent semester after 12 semester hours have been completed. Under this policy, the student may request that his or her previous grade(s) of D or F not be used in calculating the cumulative grade point average (GPA).
- Prior to the reevaluation, the student must be readmitted to the College, register for courses, and complete at least 12 credit hours of coursework with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
- Requests for academic forgiveness must specify (1) the period of initial enrollment, (2) the courses and grades considered for forgiveness, and (3) the period of non-enrollment. The Director of Enrollment Management evaluates the request for meeting forgiveness procedure guidelines and makes a recommendation to the Vice President for Student Services who is responsible for final approval.
- If the request is approved, all grades of D and F within the requested review period will be forgiven and will not be used for GPA computation for credits earned toward graduation requirements. Any forgiven work, if needed for completion of a certificate, degree, or diploma must be retaken. All grades will remain on the student’s transcript.
- Academic forgiveness may only be granted once to a student. Once academic forgiveness has been granted the student will receive a letter and updated transcript from the Director of Enrollment Management. If denied, the student will be notified by letter, and there is no appeals process for a denied request. All reviews are final and irrevocable. Grades that are included in academic forgiveness are not exempt from academic progress relating to State and/or Federal Financial Aid and VA educational benefits. Courses approved for academic forgiveness do not count in degree completion and may not be recognized as “forgiven” by any other college and/or university.