WVU may grant Academic Forgiveness to some undergraduate students who were not successful
in their first attempt at higher education.
For the purposes of admission, the West Virginia University system may honor academic
forgiveness granted at a previously attended regionally accredited institution.
Students requesting admittance who wish to have a previous grant of academic
forgiveness honored must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher in at least 24 earned credit
hours after academic forgiveness was applied.
A student may receive academic forgiveness only once.
Students requesting academic forgiveness cannot have been enrolled at any higher
education institution for at least the last four calendar years.
Students who receive academic forgiveness from the West Virginia University system
will receive credit for all courses completed with a grade of D- or higher during
the forgiven period of enrollment. While all grades and credit hours remain on
the student’s transcript, grades earned during the forgiven enrollment period
will not be counted in the student’s GPA.
After receiving forgiveness, the student must satisfactorily complete all coursework
required by the academic unit for graduation and at least 15 credit hours in
the WVU system for an associate degree or 30 credit hours for a bachelor’s degree.
Students who receive academic forgiveness are not eligible to graduate with Latin
Academic forgiveness does not supersede some calculations used to determine eligibility
Satisfactory Academic Progress regarding financial aid, scholarships, and
the veterans’ benefits.
Some professional programs and other regionally accredited institutions may not
honor academic forgiveness conferred by the West Virginia University system.
Students receiving academic forgiveness should consult with an academic advisor
in the field they wish to pursue.
Students applying for financial aid will need to submit a Free Application for
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at the
Federal Student Aid webpage and file a Satisfactory Academic Process
Appeal (SAP) if necessary.
The form must be approved by the dean of the intended academic major and the Provost
or designee. The Provost or designee makes the final decision regarding admission
to WVU under the Academic Forgiveness policy.
Students applying for Academic Forgiveness must meet with an academic advisor within
the academic department they plan to enter.