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What is academic renewal?

iFleeiFlee Registered User Posts: 65 Junior Member
edited June 2012 in UC Transfers
i am kinda confuse =/
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Replies to: What is academic renewal?

  • pinkerfloydpinkerfloyd Registered User Posts: 1,486 Senior Member
    if you received a 'D' or an 'F' in a class that you took 2 or more years ago, you can apply for academic renewal to, in a sense, erase the grade from your record... meaning that it'll still show up on your transcript, but won't be factored into your GPA by most public schools. privates, however, like USC, don't acknowledge academic renewal.
  • grey_syntacticsgrey_syntactics Registered User Posts: 2,342 Senior Member
    privates, however, like USC, don't acknowledge academic renewal.

    The only thing deterring me. Don't they think about the pre-law kids?! :(
  • iFleeiFlee Registered User Posts: 65 Junior Member
    thanks, here is my situation, i got a D in math last spring, but i took it again last semester and got an A, i did the grade line-out thing, is this academic renewal? or u have to wait 2 or more years like u have mentioned above ,Pinkerfloyd?
  • pinkerfloydpinkerfloyd Registered User Posts: 1,486 Senior Member
    that's not AR. you have to file a petition to replace the unsatisfactory grade with the subsequent grade, which i guess is what you've already done? on your transcript, even unofficial online transcripts, under the failed grade, it should read something like, "course repeated subsequently (grades/units not used)."

    academic renewal makes it so that you don't have to retake the class, but again, requires that two years have passed.

    good luck.
  • iFleeiFlee Registered User Posts: 65 Junior Member
    thank you very much Pinkfloyd, have a nice day XD
  • mordecaimordecai Registered User Posts: 37 Junior Member
    Hijacking.

    Say that I replace an F with an A using academic renewal, would that F still be counted towards LSAC GPA?
  • pinkerfloydpinkerfloyd Registered User Posts: 1,486 Senior Member
    mordecai - again, that's not academic renewal.
    if you take a course over again, there's a separate form you have to file for the subsequent course to replace the 'D' or 'F'.
    it's a simple process.
    just ask a counselor or admissions clerk for the form.
  • grey_syntacticsgrey_syntactics Registered User Posts: 2,342 Senior Member
    At PCC it is done automatically after your subsequent grade posts.
  • UC DavisUC Davis College Rep Posts: 1,196 Senior Member
    In addition, Academic Renewal typically removes the whole semester/quarter as part of your GPA without retaking the courses(this process doesn't usually let you choose individual courses to remove just by academic term). Repeating courses allows you to replace the grades from individual courses by retaking the course.
  • pinkerfloydpinkerfloyd Registered User Posts: 1,486 Senior Member
    unless your received a C- or better in the given course.
  • UC DavisUC Davis College Rep Posts: 1,196 Senior Member
    Agreed, most colleges and universities do no allow you to repeat a course that you received a 'C' grade or higher in.
  • UCkittychenUCkittychen Registered User Posts: 2,175 Senior Member
    i got an F at a CC that i didn't even mean to attend (long story), i signed up for the course I guess over the summer during registration and then returned back to my current city CC and totally forgot about being registered for the course, so I guess the teacher gave me an F.

    I haven't completed any units at the college I got an F in, so can I still academically renew?
  • elephappleelephapple Registered User Posts: 52 Junior Member
    I haven't completed any units at the college I got an F in, so can I still academically renew?

    Look up the policy at the school you want to petition for academic renewal. I believe most schools will specify how many units you should have completed, after that semester/quarter you're trying to renew, with a certain GPA at any accredited school.
  • altruitionaltruition Registered User Posts: 432 Member
    Uh oh. That doesn't sound fun. What are the criteria for academic renewal?
  • elephappleelephapple Registered User Posts: 52 Junior Member
    altruition wrote:
    Uh oh. That doesn't sound fun. What are the criteria for academic renewal?

    I think most schools will allow you to petition for academic renewal if a certain amount of time has passed since that quarter/semester provided you have completed x amount of units during that time with x gpa (oftentimes a 2.0).
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