Academic Fresh Start

The Academic Fresh Start policy allows a student who has had former academic deficiencies and been out of higher education for three consecutive years to recover without penalty and have an Academic Fresh Start.

  • The student must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at Mayville State.
  • At least three consecutive years must have elapsed between the earned credits and the Academic Fresh Start request.
  • An Academic Fresh Start may be requested for all coursework in no more than four selected quarters or semesters including previous transfer credits or Mayville State credits.
  • Individual course(s) do not qualify for an Academic Fresh Start.
  • All courses in forgiven terms cannot be used to meet pre-requisites or degree requirements.
  • To qualify, a student must have completed a minimum of 12 semester credits with a 2.50 GPA or higher.
  • Academic Fresh Start may be invoked only once and is irreversible.
  • The policy is not available to a student pursuing a degree after a first baccalaureate degree has been granted.
  • Students are responsible for ascertaining if the Academic Fresh Start would affect their current or future eligibility status for financial aid or veteran’s benefits or other financial assistance programs.
  • Teacher Education candidates are not eligible for an Academic Fresh Start at this time due to state teacher licensing requirements currently in place.

For more information or to make an Academic Fresh Start request contact the Office of Academic Records at Old Main 114.

If approved the academic transcript will indicate the terms affected by the Academic Fresh Start. Credits and grades will continue to appear on the academic transcript with credits included in attempted hours; however, letter graded courses will be excluded from the grade point average. Graduate and professional programs and other universities’ undergraduate programs are not bound by the Mayville State University Academic Fresh Start policy.