After at least a three-calendar-year enrollment lapse from higher education, applicants for undergraduate admission or readmission may petition the University to disregard a maximum of three entire consecutive semesters (or four entire consecutive quarters) of academic work previously taken at the University and/or other colleges or universities. Any combination of consecutive summer terms, including May terms, will be considered together as one semester. Other interim terms will be considered together as one semester with the winter or spring term immediately following.
1. The petition, specifying the term(s) to be disregarded, shall be directed to the Admissions Office as part of the application for admission or readmission.
2. If the petition satisfies all conditions for clemency, grades and credits for all courses (whether passed or failed) shall be disregarded for the specified term(s).
3. Disregarded work shall not be considered in determining eligibility for admission or readmission to the University or in determining grade point averages for academic progress, graduation, and honors, unless required by regulations governing specific organizations or programs.
4. Disregarded work shall remain on the transcript with appropriate notation.
5. Academic clemency may be granted to a student only once, and may not be granted for previously conferred degrees.
Last Revised 8/09