Denmark Technical College will extend academic forgiveness to readmitted students with previously poor academic records who have not been in attendance for a minimum of seven years. This will allow students to have grades earned in previous academic terms excluded from the overall calculations of their cumulative grade point average. These students must petition the college for Academic Forgiveness. If a petition is granted, all courses taken at Denmark Technical College, attempted and completed prior to the seven year limitation, will be eliminated from computations and grade point averages. This includes courses that were completed with satisfactory grades. However, the courses will remain on the student’s transcript. A student may petition for Academic Forgiveness only once. Procedures for pursuing Academic Forgiveness are as follows:
1. Submit a Re-admission Application.
2. Complete an Academic Forgiveness Form.
3. Submit a letter explaining the reason(s) why Academic Forgiveness should be considered. Your letter should be addressed to the Academic Appeals Committee. The committee will determine if the petition for Academic Forgiveness is approved.
4. The appeal should be submitted 20 days prior to the semester of enrollment. Once the appeal has been granted for Academic Forgiveness, the student must meet all program admission requirements at the time of enrollment to Denmark Technical College. A copy of the Academic Forgiveness Form will be maintained in the Office of Admissions and Records. This local policy does not override the State or Federal policies related to determination of scholarships or Financial Aid.