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Academic Fresh Start Policynext

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The policy offers a second chance for students who previously experienced serious academic difficulty to earn a baccalaureate degree through a fresh start.

Eligibility: After a minimum absence of five consecutive years, students suspended or dismissed for academic reasons, or who voluntarily withdrew because of unsatisfactory academic performance, may seek re-admission to the College through this policy.

The request to be re-admitted through the Fresh Start policy should be made to the Registrar’s Office. Requests will be referred to the Office of Academic Affairs for a decision.

Individuals seeking re-admission under this policy must present, in letter form, a thoughtful educational plan that includes educational and career goals, strategies for achieving them, and evidence of personal growth and change since their previous enrollment. The plan should also include evidence of academic preparedness to succeed (e.g., learning through work experience or community service, transcript of College-level courses completed at other accredited postsecondary institutions, private tutoring).

Policy Conditions: A student re-admitted under the Fresh Start policy is subject to the following conditions, without exception:

  • The student begins her/his new re-entry coursework with a GPA of 0.00.
  • Previous grades will not be calculated into the student’s cumulative reentry GPA except for purposes of calculating student eligibility for College honors. All prior coursework and grades remain a permanent part of the student’s official Medaille College transcript.
  • The beginning date of the Fresh Start will be entered on the student’s official transcript.
  • The student must complete all the current, published College-wide and program-specific matriculation requirements in effect at the time of her/his re-admission.
  • Previous credits earned with a C- or higher grade will be counted toward the fulfillment of current degree requirements, if applicable.
  • Academic Fresh Start may be granted only once.

Students re-admitted under Fresh Start are subject to all other existing academic policies and practices, including those governing academic alert, probation, and suspension. However, instances of probation, suspension, or dismissal prior to Fresh Start reentry will not be counted in future decisions regarding the student’s academic status. The policy does not apply to a student’s financial aid history and eligibility. Students should be aware that many graduate and professional schools will compute an applicant’s cumulative undergraduate GPA on all hours attempted, not just those completed under Fresh Start. Students who are granted the privilege of Fresh Start must complete a minimum of 30 credits in new or repeated courses at Medaille College prior to graduation. All courses taken at Medaille College will be used to calculate eligibility for College honors at Commencement. The Office of Academic Affairs reserves the right to rescind the Fresh Start policy if a student fails to meet minimum academic progress standards or violates any of the conditions of this policy.

Rev. 10/2015