Academic Forgiveness Policies

Fredonia offers three options to help undergraduate students repair their academic records: First-Year Student Forgiveness, the Restart Option, and Academic Bankruptcy.

  1. Students may use only one of the three options during their undergraduate career.
  2. Forms are available online to all active students. Follow the instructions at the beginning of each form regarding completion and sharing of the document.
  3. Students should initiate the application process for any Academic Forgiveness Policy, after speaking with their academic advisor.   
  4. Earned grades of D-, D, or D+, are excluded from the GPA calculation.  Under any of these policies, credit is lost for those courses and they will not count towards any degree requirements, including general education.