Southern Polytechnic State University

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2012-2013

Academic Renewal

Undergraduate students who have been readmitted or reinstated after a period of absence of five (5) calendar years or longer are eligible for academic renewal, provided they have not attended any post-secondary school during the five years. Academic renewal for the student signals the initiation of a new grade point average to be used for determining academic standing.

This provision allows University System of Georgia degree-seeking students who earlier had experienced academic difficulty to make a fresh start and have one final opportunity to earn an associate or bachelor's degree.

Renewal applies to institutional grade point averages only and many financial aid regulations require inclusion of all attempted courses to be included in any award process. Check with the financial aid office for details about how renewal effects financial aid.

For complete details about this policy, see the Registrar's Office.