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2022-2023 Catalog
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Grade and Term Forgiveness

Grade Forgiveness 

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 Average calculations, as described in the Academic Averages (Grade Point Averages) Policy

  1. Only two such requests are available to degree-seeking students during their 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 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 prefix or number has been changed but the content is the same, 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. Grades of X, U, I, W, WA, WC, WM, WR, WS, F, and FA cannot be used to forgive a prior grade.
  6. Grade forgiveness requests will not be processed after graduation certification.
  7. This policy does not alter the permanent academic record; all attempts for a given course and all grades remain on the student's record. The earned hours associated with a forgiven course, however, are removed.
  8. 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 Averages (Grade Point Average) Policy.) The original grades will be calculated for the Latin Honors GPA.
  9. 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 Calculation Policies.)
  10. This policy reflects UNF courses and grade point calculations only and does not affect the grade or 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.

Graduating students who wish to utilize grade forgiveness should contact the Office of Records and Registration to request special consideration. Requests must be submitted prior to the date posted on the academic calendar for commencement.

View the University's current official policy on grade forgiveness and repeated courses.

Term Forgiveness

Undergraduate, degree-seeking students attempting their first baccalaureate degree may request term forgiveness for exactly one term at UNF. 

  1. A student granted term forgiveness may not exercise grade forgiveness. Term forgiveness may not be used if grade forgiveness has been implemented.
  2. Requests will not be approved for the present term or for the immediately preceding term in which the student was enrolled.
  3. Students must complete at least one term at UNF before applying for a term forgiveness.
  4. This policy does not alter the permanent academic record; all courses attempted in the forgiven semester and related grades remain on the student's record. The earned hours associated with a forgiven term, however, are removed.
  5. Although courses and grades in the forgiven term appear on the student's permanent academic record, the grade for the courses in the forgiven term will not be calculated in any of the student's grade point averages (See the Academic Averages (Grade Point Average) Policy.) The original grades will be calculated for the Latin Honors GPA.
  6. This policy reflects UNF grades and grade point calculations only and does not affect the grades or 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.

Students must begin the term forgiveness process by consulting with their academic advisor to ensure that it is the best course of action. The academic advisor will submit the term forgiveness request, which the student will need to review and approve via their myWings student portal. Graduating students who wish to utilize term forgiveness should contact the Office of Records and Registration to request special consideration. Requests must be submitted prior to the date posted on the academic calendar for commencement.

View the University's current official policy on term forgiveness.