Sep 26, 2020  
2019-2020 Student Handbook 
2019-2020 Student Handbook

Academic Clemency

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North Arkansas College allows students who have performed poorly early in their academic careers to petition the college to have their previously earned grades and credits removed from the calculation of their cumulative grade point averages.

Students interested in petitioning for academic clemency may do so through the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs whose decision will be final.  To be considered for academic clemency, the student must meet the following criteria:


I.  Eligibility:

  1. The student must not have been enrolled in any institution of higher education, including Northark, for a period of three consecutive years prior to the term in which Academic Clemency is requested.The request for academic clemency must come in the first semester the student re-enrolls.
  2. During the student’s previous enrollment, his or her grade point average should not have been higher than a 1.99 in the term or terms for which academic clemency is requested.

II. Stipulations:

  1. Academic clemency will be granted only after the student completes 12 hours of credit at North Arkansas College, with a grade point average of 2.00 or higher.
  2. Academic clemency can be granted only once.
  3. Academic clemency will cover all credits earned during the term or terms for which it is granted.
  4. While grade point averages will not reflect the credits for which the student is granted clemency and while those credits will not count toward graduation, the student’s transcript will contain the student’s entire academic record.

Academic clemency does not restore eligibility for student financial aid, scholarships, or athletic eligibility.

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