Academic Forgiveness

Oklahoma City Community College offers students an opportunity to recover from previous academic problems which have resulted in a poor academic record. The three provisions for academic forgiveness are:

Academic Repeat
Academic Reprieve
Academic Renewal

Although these options may result in an improved retention and graduation grade point average (GPA), the cumulative GPA will continue to include all coursework attempted, including “forgiven” coursework.

To estimate the change in your GPA with academic forgiveness, you can use a GPA Calculator.

Academic Repeat

Students have the option of repeating previously completed coursework within the following guidelines:

1. A student may repeat up to four (4) courses, totaling no more than 18 credit hours, in which grades of “D” or “F” were originally earned, and petition to have only the second grade used in the calculation of the retention/graduation grade point average.
 
2. Once a petition is submitted, the first four courses of repeated coursework will count in the sequence in which those courses were repeated.
 
3. In the event such a petition is presented for a course that is repeated more than once, all grades earned with the exception of the first will be used to calculate the retention/graduation grade point average.
 
4. Repeated grades that are forgiven will continue to appear on the official college transcript, but will be noted with an * as forgiven.
 
5. OCCC must have all  current, official  transcripts from any/all institutions attended on file and entered into the student's record prior to processing any request for Academic Forgiveness.
 
6. Although the repeat provision may be an option for coursework completed prior to the conferral of a degree, a pre-existing graduation GPA will not be adjusted.
 
10. Requests are reviewed in order of their receipt. While the GET office strives to process forgiveness requests as quickly as possible, the processing of your request could take up to four weeks during holidays, graduation, and heavy periods of enrollment.

Submit a Petition for Academic Forgiveness using the Repeat provision 

 

Academic Reprieve

Students who can demonstrate extraordinary circumstances which contributed to or caused poor performance in a previously completed semester or term may request an academic reprieve through the Office of Records and Graduation Services within the following guidelines:

1. At least three years must have elapsed between the period of time in which the grades being reprieved  were earned and the time the reprieve is being requested.
 
2. The semester in question must be an unsatisfactory semester with a grade point average of less than 2.0.
 
3. Prior to requesting the reprieve, the student must have earned a minimum of twelve credit hours (excluding activity or performance courses). No grade lower than a "C" can be earned in  any credit hours proceeding the semesters of the requested reprieve.
 
4. The reprieve request may be either for one semester or term of enrollment or for two consecutive semesters or terms of enrollment. If the student’s request is for two consecutive semesters, the College committee responsible for approval may choose to reprieve only one semester.
 
5. Any reprieve which is approved and awarded will be for all grades earned and hours attempted within the reprieved semester(s) or term(s). Students who are granted a reprieve will not receive credit for any courses passed during the reprieved semester or term. However, if a student has proven proficiency within a reprieved course as evidenced by a passing grade, the student will not be required to repeat the same course. An additional course must be used to replace the reprieved credit hours.
 
6. A student may receive only one academic reprieve or one academic renewal during his/her academic career.
 
7. Semesters or terms reprieved will continue to appear on the official college transcript, but will be noted with an * as forgiven. The transcript legend will further note that reprieved coursework is not used in the calculation of the retention/graduation grade point average but is used in  the calculation of the cumulative grade point average.
 
8. OCCC must have all  current, official  transcripts from any/all institutions attended on file and entered into the student's record prior to processing any request for Academic Forgiveness.
 
9. Although the academic reprieve provision may be an option for coursework completed prior to the conferral of a degree, a preexisting graduation GPA will not be adjusted.
 
10. Requests are reviewed in order of their receipt. While the GET office strives to process forgiveness requests as quickly as possible, the processing of your request could take up to four weeks during holidays, graduation, and heavy periods of enrollment.

Submit a Petition for Academic Forgiveness using the Reprieve provision

 

Academic Renewal

Students who have had academic trouble in the past and who have been out of higher education for a number of years may recover without penalty and have a fresh start by requesting an academic renewal. Students may apply for a renewal within the following guidelines:

1. At least five years must have elapsed between the last semester being renewed and the time the renewal is being requested.
 
2. The semester(s) in question must be of an unsatisfactory nature.
 
3. Prior to requesting Academic Renewal, the student must have earned a minimum of twelve credit hours (excluding activity or performance courses).  No grade lower than a "C" can be earned in  any credit hours proceeding the semesters of the requested renewal.
 
4. The renewal will be for all courses completed before the date specified in any approved renewal. Students who are granted a renewal will not receive credit for any courses passed or for any proficiencies earned during the renewed semesters.
 
5. A student may receive only one Academic Renewal or one Academic Reprieve during his/her academic career.
 
6. Semesters or terms reprieved will continue to appear on the official college transcript, but will be noted with an * as forgiven. The transcript legend will further note that reprieved coursework is not used in the   calculation of the retention/graduation grade point average but is in the calculation of the cumulative grade point average.
 
7. OCCC must have all  current, official  transcripts from any/all institutions attended on file and entered into the student's record prior to processing any request for Academic Forgiveness.
 
8. Although the Academic Renewal provision may be an option for coursework completed prior to the conferral of a degree, a preexisting graduation GPA will not be adjusted.
 
9. Requests are reviewed in order of their receipt. While the GET office strives to process forgiveness requests as quickly as possible, the processing of your request could take up to four weeks during holidays, graduation, and heavy periods of enrollment. 

Submit a Petition for Academic Forgiveness using the Renewal provision