University Resources, Operations and Policies

Academic Forgiveness Readmission Policy


Policy Statement

This policy sets forth core principles and standards with respect to academic forgiveness and readmission for students at Adelphi University.


Reason for Policy

Former students who did not meet their academic requirements can seek readmission under this policy and have their GPA be reset to 0.0 if they meet the required terms.


Who Is Governed by this Policy

Faculty and Students


Policy

Former Adelphi students who have been away from the university for at least three years who had a GPA of less than 2.0 can apply for Academic Forgiveness. The applicant would be admitted or readmitted to the school to which s/he is applying under a Final Probation Contract. The student would qualify for “Academic Forgiveness” after completing one semester (12–13 credits) with a GPA determined by the school. In no case would the qualifying GPA be less than 2.3. If the student is successful, the GPA prior to readmission would be cancelled. All grades would remain on the transcript. Credits received prior to readmission with the grades of D–, D, or D+ would be cancelled. Students must complete at least 30 credits at Adelphi after return.


Definitions

Academic Forgiveness: The process that matriculated students seeking a bachelor’s degree follow, under limited circumstances, to remove the punitive effect of past academic failures.


Forms

This policy does not have forms associated with it at this time. Upon periodic policy review this area will be evaluated to determine if additional information is needed to supplement the policy.


Related Information

This policy does not have related information at this time. Upon periodic policy review this area will be evaluated to determine if additional information is needed to supplement the policy.


Contact

Debbie Kyriacou
p – 516.877.3152
e – kyriacou@adelphi.edu


Document History

  • Last Reviewed Date: September 14, 2017
  • Last Revised Date: September 14, 2017
  • Policy Origination Date: Passed by Faculty Senate: April 2013                

Who Approved This Policy

Faculty Senate

 
 
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