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Grade Forgiveness Policies UWF: Grade forgiveness is restricted to undergraduate degree-seeking students in undergraduate courses. Undergraduate Policy Beginning freshmen students are allowed two opportunities for grade forgiveness during their undergraduate program. Transfer students are permitted one forgiveness. Grade forgiveness is limited to courses (4 semester hours or less) numbered 1000-4999, in which grades are recorded on an A-F scale, including a WF. If a course has been taken more than one time prior to the application for forgiveness, forgiveness can be used to replace only the most recently awarded grade. A student may not use the UWF grade forgiveness option with a course from another institution. The grade forgiveness policy is not retroactive. To apply the grade forgiveness policy for all students, the second attempt at the course must have been taken subsequent to the Fall Semester 1986. For the second option for grade forgiveness for beginning freshman students, the second attempt must be the Fall Semester 1996 or later. Grade forgiveness will not retroactively alter any previous academic action. If a student withdraws from a course repeated under the grade forgiveness policy, the attempt will count as an allowable attempt. However, the original grade will not be replaced with the W or WF received in the repeat attempt. All grades will remain on the student's official transcript. The original course grade will be annotated to indicate that the course has subsequently been repeated, and the repeat course grade will be annotated with the transcript containing explanations the course was repeated. The original grade will not be computed in the GPA or course hours included in hours earned except in a case in which the student withdraws from the repeated course or takes an incomplete grade. A student who has earned a letter grade A-F by proficiency exam may not repeat the course under the grade forgiveness policy. UF: Graduate students may repeat courses in which they earn failing grades. Grade points from both the initial failed attempt and the first attempt earning a grade of C or better are included in computing the grade point average. The student receives credit for the satisfactory attempt only. UCF: A degree-seeking or non-degree student may earn a maximum total of six semester hours of unsatisfactory grades. Unsatisfactory grades are C, C+, C- , D, D+, D-, F, and U. A course in which a student has received these grades may be repeated, however, both grades will be used in computing the GPA. There is no forgiveness policy for any course taken while in graduate status. Exceeding six semester hours of unsatisfactory grades is reason for dismissal. UNF: The graduate GPA does not include hours with grades of X, I, P, NR, W, WP, WM, WS. Transfer credits are also not included. Graduate students are not eligible for grade or term forgiveness. USF: Credit hours for courses with grades of I, IU, M, MU, N, S, U, Q and grades which are preceded by T (Transfer) are subtracted from the total hours attempted before the GPA is calculated. Graduate students are not eligible for grade forgiveness. All grades earned, regardless of course level, will be posted on the transcript. If a student retakes a course, both grades will be used in the determination of the GPA. FIU: The forgiveness policy allows students to repeat two courses to improve their GPA. Only the grade received on the last repeat is used in the GPA calculation. Under the University's forgiveness policy, students must file a "Repeated Course" form with the Office of the Registrar. There is no time limit on the use of the forgiveness policy for grades; however, the forgiveness policy cannot be used once a degree has been posted. All courses taken with the grades earned will be recorded on the student's transcript. The "Repeated Course" form will not be processed if the first grade received is `DR', `DP', `IF', `W', `WI', `WP', `AU', `NR', or `EM'. Repeated courses will be appropriately designated with a transcript comment. A course taken on a letter grade basis must be repeated on the same basis. Students will not be allowed additional credit or quality points for a repeated course unless the course is specifically designated as repeatable (independent study, studio courses, etc.). Students may repeat no more than two courses under this policy with no course being repeated more than once. Students not using the forgiveness policy may still repeat a course. All attempts will apply to computation of the GPA but credit for only one attempt will apply toward graduation. Students must check with the appropriate academic department to determine whether there are additional restrictions on repeating courses. The forgiveness policy cannot be used Compiled by Christina Lewis, 3/30/2010

to change the grade in a course in which the grade was determined as the result of either a formal or informal resolution of a charge of academic misconduct. FAU: No policy for graduate students FAMU: Graduate students and former students who have earned bachelor degrees are excluded. FSU: No course hours with a grade below "C-" will be credited on the graduate degree; all grades in graduate courses except those for which grades of "S" or "U" are given or those conferred under the provision for repeating a course will be included in computation of the average. FGCU: Graduate courses are not subject to grade forgiveness. Buffalo State College: Repeating Courses: A student may repeat a given course once for which a C­, D+, D, or E grade was earned. The repeated course must have the same prefix, number, title, and credit. The repeated course must be taken at Buffalo State. Only the passing grade and those credit hours completed will be used to calculate the GPA. Graduate students may repeat a maximum of two courses of the total degree program. All grades remain on the permanent record. A passing grade will not replace a U grade, since the U is not computed in the GPA. Courses with letter grades A through C cannot be repeated. Illegally repeated courses are not used to calculate the cumulative GPA. Practicum courses may differ. Contact the academic department. Repeating courses affects financial aid. Contact the Financial Aid Office for the current policy. Once a student has completed a master's degree or certificate of advanced study, a final average for that degree or certificate is computed. Courses for that degree or certificate may not be repeated, and that final average is not affected by any subsequent coursework completed at Buffalo State. Auburn: Each graduate course in which a grade below C is received must be repeated at Auburn University whether or not it is listed on the student's Plan of Study. Both the original grade and the grade for the repeated course will be counted in calculating the CGGPA. Course credits transferred from another institution may not be used to satisfy this requirement. Univ. of Alabama: Courses may not be repeated for graduate credit; this includes courses initially taken on an audit basis. However, a course that is required in a student's curriculum in which a "D" or "F" is earned may be repeated for credit, upon the recommendation of the major department or program area. Both grades will be considered in the computation of the grade point average. USA: Courses for which the grade of "D" is assigned may not be counted toward a degree program. Grades reported for graduate students by instructors to the Registrar may not be changed except in case of error in records or in evaluation. Grade changes require the approval of the instructor of record, with information regarding the change provided to the department chair, the director of graduate studies of the college in which the course is taught, and the Dean of the Graduate School. Grades on record for one-calendar year may not be changed for any reason. A student may initiate an inquiry under procedures set forth by the Graduate School Final Course Grade Grievance Policy. A copy of this policy is available in the dean's office of each college and in the Graduate Dean's Office. Troy: Students may repeat a course in which they received a grade of "D," "F," or "W." Students who received a grade of "C" or below in the required research course must repeat the course and attain a "B" or higher grade to satisfy the research requirements in their program of study. Both grades will be counted as hours attempted in determining the overall grade point average. See degree program for additional minimum course grade requirements.

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