Course Forgiveness / Academic Bankruptcy
If students repeat a course, the last grade awarded (excluding a grade of W) replaces the previous grade in computing the cumulative grade point average. The grade point average during the term in which the course was first attempted will not be affected. When a course is repeated more than once, all grades for the course, excluding the first grade, are used to compute the cumulative grade point average. Official records at Southern Union State Community College will list each course in which students have enrolled. Course forgiveness will be implemented automatically after the course(s) have been repeated. Implementation of course forgiveness at the College does not guarantee that other institutions will approve such action. This determination is made by the respective transfer institution.
Students may request forms for declaring academic bankruptcy from one of the following College locations: online, the Admissions and Records Office or from the Academic Advisor. Students may declare academic bankruptcy under the following conditions:
- Students may declare academic bankruptcy on all coursework taken during the one term, provided they have taken a minimum of 12 semester credit hours of coursework at the College since the academic bankruptcy term occurred.
- A grade of “C”, “S”, or higher is required in each course in 12 semester credit hours in the post-bankruptcy period. None of the coursework taken, even hours completed satisfactorily during the term for which academic bankruptcy is declared, is disregarded in the cumulative grade point average and will not be used to fulfill degree requirements.
- Developmental courses successfully completed during a period of academic bankruptcy can be used to fulfill prerequisites.
When academic bankruptcy is declared, the term ACADEMIC BANKRUPTCY is reflected on the transcript for each term affected. The transcript will reflect the term of its implementation and will read ACADEMIC BANKRUPTCY IMPLEMENTED. Students may declare academic bankruptcy only once. Implementation of academic bankruptcy at the College does not guarantee that other institutions will approve such action. This determination is made by the respective transfer institution.
NOTE: STUDENTS SHOULD CHECK FINANCIAL AID REGULATIONS REGARDING REPETITION OF COURSES.