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Academic Renewal - Admissions and Records

Ohlone College is committed to the provision of educational opportunities for all people of the community of post high school age relative to their present needs and regardless of previous performance.

An enrolled student may petition to have previous substandard (D and F) Ohlone College coursework (grades and credits) excluded from GPA and units completed calculations, if that work is not reflective of the student’s present ability and/or level of performance.

Students considering Academic Renewal should also note the procedures for repeating a course. The permanent academic record shall be annotated in such a way that all work remains legible. Within this commitment and in accordance with its encouragement and support of lifelong learning, the College has developed the following regulations and procedures for academic renewal.

  1. The maximum number of terms of work excluded shall be two semesters or three quarters.

  2. Such exclusion shall be for substandard coursework (classes in which grades of D or F were assigned); a student may petition to have some or all of the substandard coursework in a term excluded.

  3. A student must complete 15 units of Ohlone College coursework after the most recent term for which academic renewal is sought and prior to petitioning for academic renewal. All Ohlone College coursework taken after the most recent term for which academic renewal is sought must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

  4. A student who receives a substandard grade in a class or classes after the term(s) for which renewal is sought may repeat the class(es) for a higher grade in order to meet this requirement. Students are responsible for proving that past substandard grades do not reflect their present ability and/or level of performance.

  5. A minimum of three years must have elapsed since completion of the most recent term for which academic renewal is sought and the petition for academic renewal. The 15 units mentioned above may be completed within the three years.

  6. The opportunity for academic renewal through the exclusion of the previous college work refers to previous work at Ohlone College and/or other colleges. Ohlone College recognizes that this policy is an internal policy and in no way binds any institution that may receive a student who has had academic work excluded by this policy.

Applications for Academic Renewal may be obtained from the Office of Admissions and Records on the Fremont campus and are available online at http://www.ohlone.edu/org/admissions/docs/studentpetitionform.pdf. Completed petitions need to be submitted to the Office of Admissions and Records on the Fremont campus (Building 7, second floor). Transcripts of the previous work for which exclusion is requested must be on file in the Office of Admissions and Records prior to petitioning.

Source: Ohlone College Catalog, 2014-2015.