Senate Policy:  58-60, Academic Renewal


Academic renewal is an academic forgiveness policy. If the request for academic renewal is approved, the student’s cumulative grade point average starts over.

Students initiate a request for academic renewal by contacting their campus Registrar. The campus Registrar reviews the student’s academic record in accordance with the provisions stipulated by Senate policy 58-60. If the student is eligible for Academic Renewal, the campus Registrar will record the request on screen ARUSBN for review by the appropriate college. The campus Registrar notifies the student of the decision regarding academic renewal.

Retroactive requests for Academic Renewals are permitted providing that the stipulations identified by Senate policy 58-60 are upheld.

Senate Policy:  58-60, Academic Renewal

Approved: ACUI (10-25-84)
Revised: ACUE (10-3-96)
Revised: ACUE (8-4-05)
Revised: ACUE (5-5-07)
Revised: ACUE (9-4-14)

The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. Please consult a Penn State academic adviser for more detailed information. Penn State is an affirmative action, equal opportunity university.