Academic Renewal for Undergraduate Students
Under certain circumstances, an undergraduate student may apply to the Office of the Registrar for Academic Renewal. Academic Renewal allows students to have grades for a particular period of time excluded from the grade-point-average (GPA). If the qualifications are met, the student may have a maximum of four consecutive semesters of course work disregarded in all calculations regarding academic standing, grade-point-average, and eligibility for graduation. If summer work is to be included in the work to be disregarded, a five-week summer session shall count as one-half semester.
A student must meet with an academic advisor in his/her college dean'soffice prior to submitting the application to the Office of the Registrar.
To qualify for Academic Renewal, the following conditions must be met:
Students considering Academic Renewal for a semester or term in which necessary courses are disregarded, including those used in a certified Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC), should be aware that they are responsible for satisfying the degree requirements fulfilled by those courses. To complete their degree requirements, students have the following options:
If the student satisfies the conditions for Academic Renewal under this policy, the Office of the Registrar will annotate the student'spermanent academic record to indicate that no work taken during the disregarded semester(s) or term(s), even if satisfactory, may apply toward graduation. However, all work will remain on the record, ensuring a true and accurate academic history.
Academic Renewal may be effected only once during a student'sundergraduate academic career and is not available to students who have
completed requirements for a bachelor'sdegree.