Academic Renewal Policy

The purpose of academic renewal is to allow a student the opportunity to remove a maximum of 30 semester credit hours of unsatisfactory academic performance from the GPA calculation. Only grades of D and F are eligible for academic renewal and exclusion from GPA calculation.

A student applying for academic renewal must meet the following criteria:

  1. The student must have zero attempted credits at FRCC for two or more academic years, which is six consecutive semesters, before being eligible to apply for academic renewal.
  2. The student must be enrolled at FRCC and have completed at least 6 credit hours with a 2.0 term grade point average to be awarded academic renewal. For Reverse Transfer Degree only, the student may fulfill this requirement by demonstrating enrollment in at least 6 credit hours with a 2.0 term grade point average during the last semester of attendance at the four-year institution.
  3. Students can only be granted academic renewal once, and it is not reversible.
  4. Students applying for academic renewal must complete the Academic Renewal Application Form in consultation with their academic advisor and submit it to the Office of the Registrar.

If awarded academic renewal, the original grades and credit hours remain on the permanent academic transcript. A notation indicates that academic renewal has been awarded, and the GPA has been adjusted. Credit excluded from the GPA calculation cannot be used to satisfy the requirements for completion of an FRCC certificate or degree.

A student concerned about a poor academic record is encouraged to meet with an advisor to discuss FRCC's other academic progress options and strategies for academic success.

The Academic Renewal Policy is only applicable to classes taken at Front Range Community College. Other institutions receiving an FRCC transcript for transfer are not bound by this college policy and may choose to calculate the student's transfer GPA to include all grades, even those excluded by FRCC under this policy.

Students applying for academic renewal are responsible for investigating the impact of renewal on transfer admission, financial aid, remaining COF stipend eligible hours, VA educational benefits, and other agencies' policies. For clarification of the scope and definition of this policy, speak with your academic advisor.