Academic Fresh Start

Jefferson Community College recognizes that some students may begin college, attend a semester or two, and receive poor grades. Often students stop attending and return many years later only to have grades from their academic history negatively impact their current academic status. For students who apply for and are granted an Academic Fresh Start, courses with a grade index of less than 2.0 would no longer be calculated into the cumulative GPA and the credit would no longer count toward graduation requirements. All prior coursework and grades would remain on the transcript to reflect an accurate academic history.

Eligibility Requirements

Any student having an absence from the College of three years or more and a GPA below 2.0 may apply for an Academic Fresh Start.

Only one Academic Fresh Start will be granted during a student’s academic career at Jefferson. Once the Academic Fresh Start is established, it will not be reversed.

Students who do not meet eligibility requirements may petition the College for an Academic Fresh Start. Petition forms are available in the Academic Affairs Office and the Academic Division offices. Students are required to meet with their respective Associate Vice President to discuss their petition.

Students interested in receiving an academic fresh start should complete the Academic Fresh Start application available in the Admissions Office, Financial Services Office, Advising, Career, and Transfer Center (ACT), and Academic Division offices.