Academic Forgiveness

Academic Forgiveness is designed to allow students a second chance regarding their academic performance.

Forgiveness based upon past academic performance -- students can request Academic Forgiveness only once.

After at least a two-year continuous break from credit-based coursework at Blackhawk, a student may request Academic Forgiveness based upon past academic performance. The request will be reviewed after a return to the college and completion of at least twelve (12) college-level credits or more and an earned GPA of 2.0 or higher. If approved, grades of D or F for the courses from the prior attendance period will be removed from the student’s GPA. However, the courses will remain on the official transcript, but will show a special code for Academic Forgiveness.

If a student is receiving financial aid, Satisfactory Academic Progress guidelines and policies may still apply.