Graduate Academic Fresh Start is a plan of academic forgiveness provided for graduate students who have gained maturity in learning through extended experience outside higher education institutions. The Academic Fresh Start allows the calculation of the quality point average and credit hours toward graduation to be based only on work done after returning to college under the Academic Fresh Start program.
Individuals interested in requesting a Graduate Academic Fresh Start must submit a completed application (www.tntech.edu/graduatestudies/forms) to the College of Graduate Studies, including a written justfication for the request.
A Graduate Academic Fresh Start request is limited to situations where the individual wishes to apply to a graduate degree program other than the previously attempted coursework.
An individual seeking a Graduate Academic Fresh Start must:
- Submit a completed change of major form to the College of Graduate Studies;
- Submit all admission documents as required by Tennessee Tech Policy 270; and
- Meet all the requirements for admission as determined by the program and the College of Graduate Studies.
The approval of a request for a Graduate Academic Fresh Start is at the discretion of the department and academic dean for the program to which the individual is applying and the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies.
An individual may receive only one Graduate Academic Fresh Start.
Previous coursework will not be used to satisfy the requirements of the new degree program.