Academic Forgiveness Policy

Under certain conditions, an undergraduate student who re-enrolls in The University of Toledo after an absence from the University (or any academic institution of higher education) is permitted the opportunity to have his/her academic standing calculated from the point of readmission. Once the student has demonstrated the ability to sustain a satisfactory level of academic performance, all grades of "C-," "D+," "D," "D-," "F," "E," "P" and "WF" are forfeited. Grades of "A," "A-," "B+," "B," "B-," "C+," "C" and "PS" only will be counted for credit. The following students are eligible to petition for the Academic Forgiveness policy:

  1. Former students who have not been enrolled at UT or any other accredited academic institution of higher learning for a period of at least two calendar years, during which time the student has a documented enlistment in the U.S. Armed Forces.
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  2. Former students who have not been enrolled at UT or any other accredited academic institution of higher learning for a period of at least three calendar years.

Students who would be eligible for academic forgiveness will follow the established procedures for readmission. Upon completion of 24 semester hours of graded academic coursework in a bachelor’s degree program, or 16 semester hours of graded academic coursework in an associate’s degree program and a minimum time of two semesters, as well as a minimum grade point average of 2.5 in courses since readmission, the student may elect to apply for academic forgiveness by submitting a written petition to the dean of the college.

If the dean grants academic forgiveness:

  1. The previous grade point average is deleted.
  2. Credits from all courses taken during the previous enrollment at UT with a grade of "C-" or lower are removed (although the grades are retained on the academic transcript with the notation “Academic Forgiveness Policy”).
  3. Credits for all courses taken during the previous enrollment at UT with a grade of "C" or better, as well as "PS," only will be counted for credit.
  4. All calculations of quality hours, quality points and cumulative GPA will be adjusted.

The Academic Forgiveness policy applies to all grades, including pass and fail, earned during the previous enrollment period at UT. If a student received a grade of "C-," "D+," "D" or "D-" during the previous enrollment period for a course that is required in the degree program that the student is pursuing, the student must either retake the course or the dean of the college must approve a suitable substitution.

Under provisions of the Academic Forgiveness policy, a student must be re-enrolled at UT for a minimum of 24 semester hours and meet the residency requirement before graduation. Grades from all courses ever taken at UT and the resulting GPA (unadjusted by the Academic Forgiveness policy) will be used for purposes of determining eligibility for university, collegial, departmental or professional honors or other recognition.

A student may petition for the application of the Academic Forgiveness policy to his or her record only one time in his or her career at UT. This policy is available only for undergraduate coursework taken at UT and only for undergraduate students earning either the first baccalaureate or associate degree, whichever is earned first. Students may not petition for GPA recalculation under the university’s GPA recalculation policy after they have used the Academic Forgiveness policy.

Note: This policy does not apply to graduate studies.