Agenda Item FA 11-31

Submitted by the Academic Standards Committee

Grade Forgiveness and Repeated Courses

04/07/11: Passed

04/18/11: Approved

Grade Forgiveness and Repeated Courses

 

The Academics Standards Committee proposes the following changes to the Grade Forgiveness and Repeated Courses Policy:

 
Undergraduate, degree-seeking students attempting their first baccalaureate degree may improve their grade point average by repeating a course and requesting that the repeated course and its corresponding grade be the one counted in all the student's applicable Grade Point Averages calculations, as described in the Academic Average (Grade Point Average) Policy.
1.
Only two such requests are available to any student during his or her undergraduate UNF career.
2.
Grade forgiveness may not be used if term forgiveness has been implemented.
3.
The repeated course must be the same course as taken previously and must be completed at the University of North Florida. If the course is no longer offered at the University of North Florida, or its number has been changed keeping the same content, the Chair of the Department or an appropriate designee of the college that houses the course is required to approve the substitution of another course.
4.
Only the first recorded grade for a course will be forgiven. The most recent grade will be calculated in the GPA.
5.
Grade forgiveness requests will not be processed after graduation certification.
6.
This policy does not alter the permanent academic record; all attempts for a given course and all grades remain on the student's record.
7.
Although both courses and grades appear on the student's permanent academic record, the grade for the forgiven course will not be calculated in any of the student's Grade Point Averages (See the Academic Average (Grade Point Average) policy.) The original grade will be calculated for the honors GPA.
8.
Students may repeat courses without using the forgiveness policy. In this instance, both the original and the repeated grade(s) will be used in the calculation of all applicable Grade Point Averages, as stated in the Academic Average (Grade Point Average) policy. However, earned credit for only the last attempt will apply toward graduation. (Please also see Repeat Hours and Excess Hours Calculations Policies.)
9.
This policy reflects UNF grade point calculations only and does not affect the grade point calculation of outside agencies or other institutions who may use all grades, including repeated and forgiven grades, in their calculations of grade point averages.
   
Procedure
Students must complete and submit a Request for Grade Forgiveness form to One-Stop Student Services before graduation.
 
Graduating students who wish to utilize grade forgiveness should contact the Registrar via One-Stop to request special consideration. Forms must be submitted prior to the date posted on the academic calendar for commencement.
 
 

Original Grade Forgiveness and Repeated Course Policy

 

Undergraduate students seeking their first baccalaureate degree may improve their grade point average by repeating a course and requesting that the repeated course and its corresponding grade be the one counted in the student's grade point average calculation. Only two such requests are available to any student during their undergraduate career.    

 

The repeated course must be the same course as taken previously and must be completed at the University of North Florida. If the course is no longer offered at the University of North Florida, or its number has been changed, keeping same content, the dean's signature is required to substitute another course.    

 

This policy reflects UNF grade point calculations only and does not affect the grade point calculation of outside agencies or other institutions who may use all grades, including repeated and forgiven grades, in their calculations of grade point averages.    

 

This policy does not alter the permanent academic record; all attempts for a given course and all grades remain on the student's record. Grade forgiveness may not be used if term forgiveness has been invoked.