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ACADEMIC AMNESTY
Academic Amnesty allows you to request that all your college
coursework (FKCC and transfer) that is at least ten (10) calendar
years old be excluded from your FKCC GPA calculations.
Procedure
Academic Amnesty is a one-time, non-reversible option so you
should carefully consider your decision to implement it. Before
you apply for Academic Amnesty you should first discuss
the program with an academic advisor/program advisor. The
petition for Academic Amnesty is available only through your
advisor.
Your petition for Academic Amnesty will apply only at FKCC.
If you plan to transfer to another college or university you
are strongly cautioned that the receiving institution may use
grades for all courses you’ve attempted when computing your
GPA for admissions eligibility or for other purposes. Academic
Amnesty has no effect on your student financial aid. It also has
no effect on the calculation of course attempts related to the
multiple course attempt surcharge. It is important to note that
individual courses may not be retained when you apply for
Academic Amnesty. ALL your coursework is excluded.
In order to be considered for Academic Amnesty you
must submit your request to the Student Services Appeals
Committee. This committee is responsible for reviewing and
determining the outcome of all student requests for change to
student records.
Refer to the Student Services Appeals Committee section of
this handbook for more information regarding the process for
requesting an appeal. To be eligible for Academic Amnesty,
you must complete a minimum of 12 earned credits at FKCC
while maintaining a GPA of 2.0 or higher. College preparatory
courses are not included in these 12 earned credits. When
Academic Amnesty is granted, all college coursework (FKCC
and transfer) that is at least 10 years old is excluded from
calculation of your FKCC GPA and use in meeting FKCC
graduation requirements. All coursework taken, whether old
or new will remain on your permanent record (transcript) and
the following statement is added to your transcript: “Academic
Amnesty Applied Terms XXXXXX – XXXXXX.”
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