Academic Forgiveness

A student who returns to SAGU after an extended absence and who demonstrates ability to do well
academically, as described below, may use Academic Forgiveness to remove the effect of earlier
unsatisfactory grades.

1. To be eligible, a student must:
a. Matriculate to SAGU after an absence of at least 7 consecutive years;
b. Have attempted at least 12 letter-graded hours since readmission;
c. Have earned at least a 2.00 GPA in all courses attempted since readmission;
d. Submit application for Academic Forgiveness, along with a $250 non-refundable
application fee, to the Registrar’s Office during the student’s first semester of being
readmitted before the last day of late registration;

2. After the student applies for Academic Forgiveness and after eligibility is verified, the
following adjustments will be made to the student’s academic record:
a. GPA calculation will start fresh as of the new matriculation date;
b. Previous coursework will be graded on a credit (CR) or no-credit (NC) basis;
c. Courses with a letter grade of “C-” or higher will receive a credit (CR) grade;
d. All other graded coursework will receive a no-credit (NC) grade;
e. Forgiven courses will no longer factor into the student’s cumulative grade-point average:
f. A symbol prefix will be placed next to each course on the student’s transcript for which
academic forgiveness has been granted