Fresh Start Application

Fresh Start Application

Fresh Start Policy: This policy is intended to provide a “fresh start” for students who have earned unsatisfactory grades in courses that are not explicitly required for their current program of study.

A student can only be awarded ONE Fresh Start. Once a Fresh Start has been applied to the student’s transcript it is permanent.

To be eligible for a Fresh Start, a student must meet all the following criteria:

1. Be matriculated in a registered degree or certificate program at the College.

2. Be currently enrolled in classes.

3. Have an overall GPA lower than 2.0 at the time of the request.

4. Must not have been granted a Fresh Start in a prior semester.

Application of the Fresh Start means:

1. Credits and grades not explicitly required for the current program of study will be omitted from the student’s overall GPA until it reaches as close as possible to 2.0.
2. Grades omitted from the re-calculation will, however, remain on the transcript and be identified on the transcript by the symbol “X”.

3. The student has acknowledged in writing the restrictions of this policy via student signature on the Fresh Start application.

If the application is denied by the Registrar or the Registrar’s designee, a written appeal may be made to the
Vice President for Academic Affairs.