Academic Forgiveness

What is Academic Forgiveness? 

  • One-time opportunity to remove prior grades in order to establish a new Grade Point Average (GPA) for Undergraduate Students. 
  • An undergraduate student may request to exclude all courses with grades of F, or all courses with the grades of D and F, prior to the point of Academic Forgiveness.
    • Note: Does not apply for courses that were used to satisfy previous academic requirements or credentials (e.g., a degree, certificate, goal area within General Education, Veterans Benefits, Academic Athletic Eligibility etc…)
  • Full Academic Forgiveness Policy

An undergraduate student may apply for Academic Forgiveness when one of the following conditions is met:

  • Not been enrolled in any Minnesota State Mankato courses for a minimum of 3 consecutive academic years prior to the “point of academic forgiveness.”
  • Chose an unsuitable major which led to academic performance less than academic ability.
  • After one of the above requirements are met, the student then needs to demonstrate adequate academic ability by completing the following:

    • Minimum of 12 semester credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0 and a grade of “C” or higher in each course.
  • Academic Forgiveness Application