Academic Forgiveness Policy for Readmitted Students

These policies apply to Undergraduate Students only. Graduate students should contact the Graduate School for more information.

A student readmitted to the College of Charleston after an absence of three or more calendar years may choose to have their previous College of Charleston record treated as transfer credit if they achieve a GPA of 2.50 or better upon completion of their first 15 hours after their return. All hours completed in the semester in which the 15th hour is earned will be used to calculate the required 2.50 GPA. Previous work at the College will remain on a student's educational record, however, only coursework completed since readmission will be used to calculate the cumulative GPA.

Students who choose to apply the Three-Year Option to their record should be aware that any course(s) taken prior to readmission in which a grade of C- or lower was earned will not count toward graduation. For the purpose of calculating GPA for graduation with honors, all coursework taken at the College of Charleston will be included in that calculation.

The Three-Year Option may be exercised only once in a student’s academic career and once it is invoked it cannot be reversed. Students who have already had a degree conferred by the College of Charleston are not eligible to take advantage of the Three-Year Option.

A student choosing this option should submit a request once they have returned and completed at least 15 hours

For more information about the Three-Year Option for Readmitted Students (Academic Forgiveness Policy), please consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

Request the Three Year Option

The Three Year Option form can be downloaded here. Please contact CAPP at 843.953.5674 with any questions about filling out the Three Year Option request form.