Academic Forgiveness Policy

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All students must meet the 2.0 GPA standard for graduation. However, students who have completed course work at Calvin prior to their readmission can invoke an academic forgiveness option. To do so, students must specifically request this option at the time of readmission, and at least five years must have elapsed since their last Calvin attendance date. Under the academic forgiveness policy, all student grades, in their prior academic period at Calvin, are excluded from the GPA calculation required for graduation, and all course and grade information, even when not included in the GPA calculation, remain on a student’s official transcript. The semesters for which academic forgiveness has been granted will be so noted. Only those courses in which a student received a C- or better can be used as semester hour credit toward graduation requirements. Other prior coursework must be repeated or replaced in an approved manner.



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