Grade Forgiveness

AUM undergraduate students may request a maximum of three undergraduate course grades of D, F, or FA be excluded from the computation of their AUM grade point average.  Grade Forgiveness can only be applied towards grades and credits earned at AUM.  Transfer grades and credits are excluded from this policy.  Grades and credits that are a result of academic violation are also excluded from this policy.


  • Policy applies to grades of D, F, and FA earned in AUM for-credit courses.
  • All courses for which a grade is awarded will remain on the transcript with a notation that the grade has been excluded from the earned hours and AUM grade point average. 
  • If Grade Forgiveness is approved for a required course, the student must repeat the course at AUM before graduation.
  • Where a specific course is required for the core or major, the same course must be repeated to replace the excluded grade.  Courses covered by the policy that are needed to meet core area or elective course requirements within a major, may be replaced by any course accepted for that requirement (where applicable) if approved by the academic dean.
  • Students may submit a written request for Grade Forgiveness to their academic dean’s office at any time prior to graduation.  Grade Forgiveness is not available to students who have graduated.
  • Grades that have been excluded from the GPA calculation through Grade Forgiveness will be factored back into the GPA when determining graduation honors.
  • Grade Forgiveness cannot be used for grades of F earned as a result of academic violation.

Once a request for Grade Forgiveness has been granted and that grade has been excluded from the calculation of the AUM grade point average, the grade and credit cannot be restored.

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