2017-2018 Faculty Handbook

Grade Forgiveness Policy

The grade forgiveness policy permits a student to repeat a course in an attempt to improve a grade of D or F earned in the course. Only the last grade earned in a repeated course will be computed into the student’s GPA. On the transcript, “repeated” shows the initial attempts and “replaces prior course” indicates the last attempt. The student will be limited to three attempts (two repeats) per course with a grade being issued for the third attempt [F.A.C. 6A-14.0301 1(b)]. Withdrawals and audits count as attempts after the add/drop period. Withdrawals will not be used to increase a GPA.

  1. Grade forgiveness is limited to courses where a grade of D or F was earned. [F.A.C. 6A-14.0301 2(a).] Courses with a grade of C or better will not be granted grade forgiveness.
  2. Grade forgiveness is limited to the first two attempts at a course. [F.A.C. 6A-14.0301 2(b).]
  3. A student will be permitted a maximum of two withdrawals per course. Upon the third attempt, the student will not be permitted to withdraw and will receive a grade for that course. [F.A.C. 6A-14.0301 1(b).]
  4. A student enrolled in the same undergraduate college credit course for the third attempt shall pay tuition at 100 percent of the full cost of instruction (out of state fee rate), and shall not be included in calculations of full-time equivalent enrollments for state funding purposes. Students may petition to waive the additional fees due to financial hardship. [F.S. 1009.285.] Petitions must be submitted to the Enrollment Services Center prior to the end of the add/drop period for the semester in which the student is enrolled in the third attempt.
  5. A student may have only three attempts per course including the original grade, repeat grades and withdrawals at any point in the semester. A fourth attempt may be allowed only through an academic appeals process based on major extenuating circumstances. [F.A.C. 6A-14.0301 3.]
  6. The student should check with the Office of Financial Aid about the possible financial consequences of repeating a course prior to withdrawing from the course.
  7. If the student plans to transfer to another institution, he or she must check with that institution regarding acceptance of “forgiveness” courses in the computation of the student’s GPA.
  8. Courses that are designated as repeatable, such as choir, music or journalism, or are individualized courses of study, may not be eligible for grade forgiveness. [F.A.C. 6A-14.03012(d).]