Academic Renewal Policy
A transfer student who has one or more bankrupt semesters (i.e. , a semester grade point average of 1.0 or under) from another post-secondary institution can petition for academic renewal at KCKCC. If academic renewal is approved, all previous coursework will continue to appear on the student’s transcript; however, the grade points from coursework affected by the Renewal will not be included in the student’s KCKCC cumulative GPA. While credits removed from the computation of the GPA as a result of renewal cannot be used to meet course or program requirements, they will still be used to determine eligibility for financial aid awards or athletics. Students granted renewal are not eligible for honors at graduation.
To be considered for renewal, the student must be seeking admittance into a KCKCC Program with Selective Admissions; prior course work at the other institution must have been completed at least three (3) years prior to petition; and the student must have completed at least twelve (12) semester credits at KCKCC during the last two (2) years with at least a 2.00 grade-point average (GPA).
After obtaining a Petition for Academic Renewal form in the Admissions and Records Office, the student must meet with a counselor or academic advisor to discuss the petition and obtain his/her signature on the form. The student then signs to indicate acceptance of the terms and conditions of the renewal policy and submits the completed form to the Registrar by September 1 for the Spring Semester or February 1 for the Fall Semester.
The Committee for Academic Progress will review petitions once each Fall and Spring semester and as requested by the Registrar.