Undergraduate Catalog - Academic Policy - Academic Forgiveness Policy | Judson University Christian College

Academic Forgiveness (for readmits)

A student seeking readmission to the University after two or more years may petition for academic forgiveness. Students must meet the requirements listed in the catalog to qualify for readmission; approval for academic forgiveness does not guarantee that a student will be readmitted.

The request must be made to the Registrar before the completion of one full term following readmission. Students may request academic forgiveness for one term of coursework, up to a maximum of 18 credit hours. Only courses meeting the following criteria may be forgiven:

  • the grade to be forgiven must be lower than a C-
  • the grade to be forgiven must have been earned the first time the course was attempted (a repeat grade may not be forgiven)
  • the grade to be forgiven must have been earned at Judson University (a transfer course is not eligible for academic forgiveness)
  • grades earned in an honors course are not eligible for academic forgiveness
  • courses intended to be repeated for additional credit, such as applied music, are not eligible for academic forgiveness

If approved, the original grades will remain on the student’s transcript, but a notation will be made that the grades have been forgiven and are not included in the overall GPA, or counted towards satisfaction of degree requirements. Semester honors (Dean’s List, etc.) and Academic Standing (Warning, Probation, etc.) will not change retroactively due to academic forgiveness.

This policy may be used only once in a student’s career, and cannot be revoked once done.

Judson University is not responsible for the evaluation of forgiven coursework at other institutions.

Academic Forgiveness (for all students)

Academic Forgiveness provides students with a second chance at success. Every currently enrolled, fully-admitted, degree-seeking undergraduate student who has completed a minimum of three semesters of coursework at Judson University may apply for academic forgiveness. Students who have already earned their degree are not eligible for Academic Forgiveness.The following conditions will apply:

  • A maximum of 18 credit hours may be applied for Academic Forgiveness
  • Forgiven grades must be lower than a C-
  • The grades to be forgiven must have been earned the first time the course was attempted (a repeat grade may not be forgiven)
  • Only Judson University coursework is eligible for forgiveness (transfer courses do not qualify)
  • Forgiveness may not be applied to courses in the Honors program
  • Courses intended to be repeated for additional credit, such as applied music, are not eligible for Academic Forgiveness

If approved, the original grades will remain on the student’s transcript, but a notation will be made that the grades have been forgiven and are not included in the overall GPA, or counted towards satisfaction of degree requirements. Semester honors (Dean’s List, etc.) and Academic Standing (Warning, Probation, etc.) will not change retroactively due to academic forgiveness.

This policy may be used only once in a student’s career, and cannot be revoked once done.

Judson University is not responsible for the evaluation of forgiven coursework at other institutions. 

Verification

Verification of enrollment for students receiving financial aid will be sent on request to agencies supplying that aid. Student verification letters are available on the student's web page. You may also contact the Registrar's Office at ext. 1155.


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Virginia L. Guth
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Heather Johnson
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Maria Aguirre
Academic Advisor - Adult Professional (AA) and Graduate

 

Jill Smith
Academic Advisor - Adult Professional (BA)

 

Kat Hamilton
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Caitlin Kiel
Assistant to the Registrar: Course Schedule and Data Specialist
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Kayla Collins

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