The Academic Renewal Policy allows Lincoln College students with a cumulative GPA below 2.00 to have one opportunity to make a fresh start at the institution after an absence of three calendar years from any post-secondary institution. Students can be granted Academic Renewal only once.
Students must apply for Academic Renewal in the Office of Academic Affairs. Academic Renewal will be granted only if the student meets requirements for eligibility.
All previously attempted coursework remains on the student’s official transcript. If a student is granted Academic Renewal, an Academic Renewal grade point average is begun when the student resumes taking courses at Lincoln College. Lincoln College will place a statement on the student’s transcript indicating the Academic Renewal status and the beginning of a separate Academic Renewal GPA. The Academic Renewal GPA will replace the institutional GPA for those students who are granted Academic Renewal. The Academic Renewal GPA will be used for determining academic standing and eligibility for graduation. At least 50% of work toward a degree must be completed after the granting of Academic Renewal status for a student to be eligible for honors at graduation.
If a student is granted Academic Renewal, credit for previously completed coursework, including any transfer work, will be retained only for courses in which a grade of “A,” “B,” or “C” has been earned. Credit for “D” grades will be forfeited. Retained grades are not calculated in the Academic Renewal GPA but are counted as hours earned. Any scholastic suspensions that occurred in the past will remain recorded on the student’s academic record. The Academic Renewal GPA begins with the first term of re-enrollment. The granting of Academic Renewal does not supersede financial aid policies regarding satisfactory academic progress.