Academic Renewal

What is Academic Renewal?

  • Academic renewal permanently removes the original grades from your transcript for the quarters you choose.
  • The college does not keep a record of your original grades.
  • You cannot choose individual class grades for academic renewal. The college removes the grades for all classes taken during the quarter.
  • If you plan to transfer to another school, understand that the original class names and associated credits remain on your transcript. The grade you earned is changed to an X. Check with the school you plan to attend to make sure the academic renewal grades do not impact your ability to transfer.

Academic Renewal is available for students who meet one of the following conditions:

You took a minimum one-year (four consecutive quarters) break in taking classes and you earned at least a “B-“ (2.7) quarterly GPA in three (3) consecutive quarters starting immediately upon the your return to the college.

Procedure

  • Meet with an academic advisor to develop an educational plan that describes the path to completion of their degree, certificate, or other academic goals.
  • Fill out the Academic Renewal Petition Form (available on the online services website).
  • Submit the completed form and the educational plan according to the instructions on the form.

You completed all coursework and requirements needed for degree or certificate completion.

Procedure

  • Meet with an academic advisor to develop an educational plan that describes the path to completion of your degree, or certificate.
  • Fill out the Academic Renewal Petition Form (available on the online services website).
  • Submit the completed form and the educational plan according to the instructions on the form.
  • Apply for graduation by submitting a graduation application.

Additional Information

You may choose any quarter or quarters for academic renewal using the following rules::

  • If you return to the college after a minimum one-year break, the quarter or quarters selected must be prior to your return to the college.
  • You must select consecutive quarters if you choose more than one quarter for renewal.
  • You cannot choose a quarter that includes classes previously used to meet the requirements of a degree or certificate posted on your transcript.
  • You can expect a response within 10 business days after submitting your request.

Note: The college approves the academic renewal petition for all students who meet the established criteria. If a request is denied, you may ask for an administrative review by contacting Student Central. Cases that cannot be resolved are automatically referred to the associate vice president of student affairs, who has final decision-making authority for academic renewal.

Last Updated May 17, 2022