Students who have one or more bankrupt semesters (i.e. , a semester grade point average of 1.0 or under) can petition to have up to two (2) semesters of KCKCC work forgiven on their transcript. If forgiveness is granted, no grade points are computed on the transcript for the specific semester(s). To be eligible for forgiveness, students must attend an accredited college or university (KCKCC is preferred) and complete at least 12 consecutive credit hours with a grade of C or better following the poor academic semester.
In addition, students must meet the following criteria: make a complete curriculum change and/or wait an interim of three (3) years before filing for forgiveness.
After obtaining a Petition for Forgiveness 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 forgiveness policy and submits the completed form to the Registrar by September 1 for the Spring semester or February 1 for the Fall semester. Each petition is considered individually by the Committee for Academic Progress. Students who have college work forgiven are not eligible for graduation with honors.
Students must be enrolled at KCKCC during the semester that Academic Forgiveness is granted by the committee.