4.10.5 Academic Forgiveness

Policy TrackingDate
RevisedMarch 7, 2012
ReviewedJanuary 11, 2021

  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

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