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  • Academic Forgiveness Policy

    Policy Name: Academic Forgiveness Policy
    Custodian of Policy: Registrar
    Effective Date: Current
    Last Review: Unknown
    Next Review: TBD


    The Academic Forgiveness Policy at MSUM gives an undergraduate student, who has been away from MSUM at least five years, a one-time opportunity to establish a new GP A. Students who seek redress under the Academic Forgiveness Policy must meet the following conditions:

    • The student must not have been enrolled at MSUM for a minimum of five consecutive years prior to the "point of academic forgiveness."
    • Upon readmission, the student must demonstrate adequate academic ability by completing 12 undergraduate credits at MSUM with a minimum GP A of 2.0 (grade of "C" or higher in each class).
    • Academic forgiveness cannot be granted if a student has earned a post-secondary degree following his/her initial MSUM attendance and applied MSUM credits toward that degree.
  • Academic Forgiveness Procedure

    Students who meet the three conditions cited above should contact the Academic Support Center (FR 154) for the application form. After the Academic Forgiveness application has been approved, the Registrar will make the following adjustments to the student’s transcript:

    • The transcript will be separated into two sections indicating the point of academic forgiveness. Academic forgiveness will be indicated on the transcript.
    • No credits will be granted for any course completed at MSUM prior to the point of academic forgiveness. However, the course titles and grades from these courses will remain on the transcript.
    • Calculation of the student’s grade point average will not include grades received prior to the point of academic forgiveness.

    For questions regarding academic forgiveness please contact the Director of the Academic Support Center.