Grade Forgiveness

A student will receive grade forgiveness (grade replacement) only for three course repeats during his/her undergraduate career at UT Tyler. Grade forgiveness means that only the last grade earned is used to compute the grade point average. However, all grades will appear on the student's official transcript.

A student must file an intent to receive grade forgiveness with the registrar by the census date (see Schedule of Classes for date) of the semester in which the course will be repeated. Failure to file an intent to use grade forgiveness will result in both the original and repeated grade being used to calculate overall grade point average.

If a student attempts to repeat a course but withdraws and receives an automatic "W," the attempt counts against the grade forgiveness limit and the original grade remains.

A student may not exercise grade forgiveness for courses taken at UT Tyler and repeated at another college or university, nor may grade forgiveness be used when a course taken elsewhere is repeated at UT Tyler. The grade forgiveness option may not be exercised to remove a grade awarded in a case of academic dishonesty.

Once the baccalaureate degree has been awarded by UT Tyler, grade forgiveness may not be used to replace a grade taken before graduation.

Implementation

The policy affects all students repeating courses Fall 2006 and thereafter, no matter when the course being repeated was originally taken. The grade forgiveness limit is not applicable to courses repeated before Fall 2006.