Student Handbook

Academic Amnesty

Revised October 4, 2021


A student may petition the Committee on Academic Standing not to count one semester’s work in the cumulative GPA.  The grades and courses taken during that semester would remain on the transcript.  No credits earned during the discounted semester would apply toward the number of credits required for graduation.  However, if a student passes any courses fulfilling AUC requirements during the discounted semester, those AUC requirements will be applied.  A student would be able to apply for bankruptcy after completing at least one semester in good academic standing.  A student can only be granted “academic amnesty” once in his/her academic career at Arcadia.