Isothermal Community College

Learning Support and Retention

Academic Fresh Start

Any Isothermal Community College student who has experienced a lapse in enrollment at thecollegefor a period of at least threeconsecutive academic years may petition in writing to have grades older than three years old and below “C” disregarded in calculating the GPA. Following re-enrollment, the student must complete at least twelve (12) semester hourswith a minimum grade point average of 2.0 prior to requesting an academic fresh start.

In some instances students who change majors and complete two (2) academic semesters with at least twelve (12) semester hours and a 2.0 GPA in the new major may petition for an academic fresh start even if there has not been a lapse in enrollment.

The student requesting a fresh start should complete an application for Academic Fresh Start that is availablein the Student Services office. Students may be granted an academic fresh start only once. An academic review committee will consider the request and determine the student's eligibility for grade forgiveness. If the request is approved, the record of earlier course work will remain on the student transcript. However, these grades will beremoved from GPA calculation. Students transferring to another college should contact the institution to determine the impact of Academic Fresh Start on transfer. Fresh start GPA calculations are not used in determining eligibility for student financial aid.