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Academic Renewal

Academic Renewal allows for all courses and grades in selected and consecutive semesters to be disregarded in credits earned and in the computation of your ISU GPA. Disregarded courses will remain on your official transcript but will be bracketed and annotated as [Academic Renewal].

Academic Renewal will not impact, or be applied to, Federal Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress.

The purpose of the Academic Renewal policy is to allow undergraduate students returning to Idaho State University after having been away from college for at least three years to improve their academic record.

To apply, a student must file an Academic Renewal petition with the dean of their college. Eligibility for the program will be subject to the following conditions:

  • A minimum of 3 years since last enrollment at an institution of higher education
  • Must have had a previous cumulative GPA of less than 2.0
  • This policy will not be used for individual courses
  • The petition to be filed by the student will specify consecutive terms of undergraduate courses on the transcript to be disregarded
  • Academic renewal may be awarded one time only
  • Academic renewal shall not apply to any credits earned for a completed, prior academic degree
  • Before petition may be filed, the student must have completed a semester or semesters of an additional 12 credit hours of course work at ISU with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 or at least 24 credit hours of course work with a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Upon approval of the petition, the student's permanent official academic record will be suitably annotated to indicate that the work taken during the disregarded term(s) may apply toward the computation of credits and grade points, academic standing, and graduation requirements. However, all work will remain on the records, ensuring an accurate academic history
  • Students should be aware that this policy might not be accepted at transfer institutions. Academic Renewal granted elsewhere is not transferrable to ISU


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