Academic Forgiveness Policy

The Academic Forgiveness Policy is designed for the student who experienced poor, often disastrous, academic results while previously attending Drury University and who can now demonstrate are prepared to be academically successful in their college experience. A person is eligible to apply for academic forgiveness when at least five years have elapsed since the concluding date of the candidate’s last semester of enrollment at Drury University.

Principles of the Academic Forgiveness Policy apply to all Drury students:

  1. Re-enter Drury University and successfully complete at least a minimum of 6 hours with a minimum GPA of 2.0 in each course.

  2. Prior to completion of the second semester of re-entry to Drury, complete an application for admission to Drury University and apply for Academic Forgiveness. As part of this application, write a maximum 250-word essay explaining why, academically, you are now prepared to perform successfully at the college level. Applications should be submitted to the University Registrar.

  3. Academic Forgiveness is applied to Drury courses (maximum of 30 semester hours) that have grade values below 1.7. If a student has more than 30 hours below a 1.7 grade point average, he or she may select course(s) for academic forgiveness, not to exceed 30 hours. No letter grades will be removed from the academic record. The courses accepted for academic forgiveness will bear the notation “Academic Forgiveness Granted” and marked on the transcript with “@”. These courses will then no longer be considered in the grade point average computation. Credit hours are not earned for courses for which academic forgiveness has been granted (i.e., hours with passing grades of “D” are forfeited). Any course for which academic forgiveness is given cannot be used to fulfill graduation requirements. Academic forgiveness may be granted only one time and is not revocable.

  4. Transcripts will bear a disclaimer. Drury University makes no guarantees as to how certifying agencies and other higher education institutions, including graduate school and their services, interpret the transcript of a student utilizing academic forgiveness options.