Polices and Procedures

Board By Law:   
Policy Number:  5.3001
Subject Area:  Student Services 
Approved Date:  12/07/2011

Kaskaskia College is committed to providing its students the opportunity to succeed academically. The Academic Renewal Policy pertains to students who have a period of at least seven consecutive years of non-attendance at any institution of higher education prior to returning to college.

This policy provides students with the opportunity to have their cumulative grade point average reflect their current academic success. Therefore, following the period of non-attendance, a student must complete at least 12 credit hours with a grade point average of “C” or better before he/she may utilize this policy.  This option is a one-time irreversible action that allows previously earned credit to no longer be included in the student’s institutional grade point average.

It is the student’s responsibility to ascertain if use of this policy would affect his/her current status, particularly financial aid eligibility.

Students who have completed and earned a degree or certificate from Kaskaskia College are not eligible for this policy.

Definition of Academic Renewal

Academic Renewal is the process whereby a student who has not been enrolled in an institution of higher education for seven consecutive years may submit an appeal to have all courses taken in a specific semester removed from his/her institutional grade point average.

  • Upon returning to the College, the student must complete at least 12 semester hours with a grade point average of “C” or better before they are eligible to utilize this policy.
  • A student must use this policy on all courses taken in a particular semester.
  • A student may use this policy once for one semester only.
  • Upon approval, a revised grade point average will be displayed on the student transcript.

Approval History:
January 27, 2011
November 21, 2002