Academic Bankruptcy

The academic bankruptcy policy will allow students at certain intervals of their academic career or training to declare bankruptcy. The transcript will identify the bankrupted courses and credits; however, all coursework taken, even hours completed satisfactorily, will be disregarded in the cumulative grade point average and will not be counted toward graduation. A student may request in writing to the Registrar to declare academic bankruptcy under the following conditions:

  1. If fewer than three (3) calendar years have elapsed since the semester for which the student wishes to declare bankruptcy, the student may declare academic bankruptcy on all course work taken during that one semester provided the student has taken and successfully passed a minimum of 18 semester credit hours of course work at the institution since the bankruptcy semester occurred. All course work taken, even hours completed satisfactorily, during the semester for which academic bankruptcy is declared will be disregarded in the cumulative GPA.
  2. If three (3) or more calendar years have elapsed since the most recent semester for which the student wishes to declare bankruptcy, the student may declare academic bankruptcy on all coursework taken during 1-3 semesters provided the student has taken and successfully passed a minimum of 18 semester credit hours of course work at the College since the bankruptcy semester(s) occurred. All course work taken, even hours completed satisfactorily, during semester(s) for which academic bankruptcy is declared will be disregarded in the cumulative GPA.
  3. When academic bankruptcy is declared the transcript will reflect the wording “ACADEMIC BANKRUPTCY IMPLEMENTED” after each semester for which it is declared. The courses and grades forgiven will not be deleted from the transcript.

A student may declare academic bankruptcy only once. Implementation of academic bankruptcy at an insti¬tution does not guarantee that other institutions will approve such action. This determination will be made by the respective transfer institution.