Academic ForgivenessWVU may grant Academic Forgiveness to some undergraduate students who were not successful in their first attempt at higher education.
- Students who have attended an accredited U.S. college or university cannot have been enrolled at any higher education institution for at least four calendar years.
- Students will receive credit hours for all courses completed with a grade of D- or higher during any enrollment period. While all grades remain on the student's transcript, no grades (A through F) earned during any prior enrollment period will be counted in the grade point average calculation.
- After forgiveness is granted, students must meet all WVU graduation requirements for their program. Students must complete at least 15 credits toward the Associate’s degree with a maximum of three credits pass/fail. Students must complete at least 30 credits towards the Bachelor’s degree with at least 15 of those in the major and a maximum of six credits may be pass/fail.
- Academic Forgiveness granted at any West Virginia University location is honored at all West Virginia University locations.
- Students must complete the Petition for Admission under Academic Forgiveness Policy form and provide any requested documentation.
- Admissions verifies your transcript record and calculates the number of credit hours with which you will be readmitted or admitted. The petition and transcript(s) are forwarded to the Dean of the College or School you wish you enter.
- Students applying for Academic Forgiveness must meet with an academic adviser within the academic department they plan to enter.
- The form must be approved by the appropriate Dean or designee of the intended academic major and the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs or designee, who makes the final decision.