Procedure Summary:

This procedure will allow undergraduate students who previously accrued a number of grades below 2.0 level of C to be "forgiven" for their earlier performance.

Process:

  1. The student must complete the Academic Forgiveness Application Form at the time of Application for Readmission. The Application for Academic Forgiveness is available in the Admissions office. The application will include a reflective summary of why he/she should be considered for the privilege.
  2. Once the application is approved, the student will be readmitted in a probationary status. The student will be allowed to take up to 13 credits during their first semester back. The student must receive a "C" or higher in all courses and is not permitted to withdraw from any courses during the probationary semester.
  3. If all requirements for Academic Forgiveness have been met upon completion of the probationary semester, the Registrar will modify the previous academic record, updating the courses taken, and grades less than a "C with an "AF" (Academic Forgiveness) designation.
  4. If approved for Academic Forgiveness, a notation will be made on the student's East Stroudsburg University's transcript and a new cumulative GPA will be calculated. This new GPA will be printed on the official transcript and used for computing the student's academic standing and the GPA requirement for graduation. All previous forgiven coursework will continue to be listed on the transcript with the grade of "AF."
  5. Students using financial aid should contact the Student Enrollment Center for information on their financial aid eligibility if considering applying for Academic Forgiveness. Repeating courses previously passed may not count toward full time enrollment for financial aid purposes.

Forms:

Request for Application of Academic Forgiveness Policy

Contact:

Geryl Kinsel, Associate Director/Records and Registration
Student Enrollment Center
Zimbar-Liljenstein Hall
(570) 422-2811
gkinsel@esu.edu

This procedure will allow undergraduate students who previously accrued a number of grades below 2.0 level of C to be "forgiven" for their earlier performance.

Process:

  1. The student must complete the Academic Forgiveness Application Form at the time of Application for Readmission. The Application for Academic Forgiveness is available in the Admissions office. The application will include a reflective summary of why he/she should be considered for the privilege.
  2. Once the application is approved, the student will be readmitted in a probationary status. The student will be allowed to take up to 13 credits during their first semester back. The student must receive a "C" or higher in all courses and is not permitted to withdraw from any courses during the probationary semester.
  3. If all requirements for Academic Forgiveness have been met upon completion of the probationary semester, the Registrar will modify the previous academic record, updating the courses taken, and grades less than a "C with an "AF" (Academic Forgiveness) designation.
  4. If approved for Academic Forgiveness, a notation will be made on the student's East Stroudsburg University's transcript and a new cumulative GPA will be calculated. This new GPA will be printed on the official transcript and used for computing the student's academic standing and the GPA requirement for graduation. All previous forgiven coursework will continue to be listed on the transcript with the grade of "AF."
  5. Students using financial aid should contact the Student Enrollment Center for information on their financial aid eligibility if considering applying for Academic Forgiveness. Repeating courses previously passed may not count toward full time enrollment for financial aid purposes.

Forms:

Request for Application of Academic Forgiveness Policy

Contact:

Geryl Kinsel, Associate Director/Records and Registration
Student Enrollment Center
Zimbar-Liljenstein Hall
(570) 422-2811
gkinsel@esu.edu

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The Office of the President should be contacted with questions concerning this website or the policies listed on it.

Contact Information

Campus Address
Reibman Administration Building
Phone:
(570) 422-3545
Fax:
(570) 422-3478 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Policy Development Specialist
Name
Michelle Keiper