May 21, 2018  
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Fresh Start

(Tennessee Board of Regents Policy 2:03:01:01) Academic Fresh Start is a plan of academic forgiveness provided for undergraduate 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. The student must be separated from all collegiate institutions for at least four (4) years and all prior degree credit will be forfeited. Academic Fresh Start is not available for students who have already earned a college degree.

After applying for the Fresh Start at the time of readmission or admission in degree status, but prior to the completion of 15 hours of degree coursework, a student must complete at least fifteen (15) semester hours of earned degree coursework with a minimum QPA of 2.0 for all work attempted (including repeats) and completed all of the developmental course work if any is needed. In no case will a student who attempts more than 24 semester hours (equivalent of two semesters of full-time work) and has not earned a 2.0 QPA be allowed to continue in the program. Please note that the Academic Fresh Start plan does not erase or forgive prior academic work as it relates to federal financial aid.

Please contact the Office of Admissions for complete information and the procedures to apply for Academic Fresh Start.