Name: Academic Amnesty Policy
Effective Date: December 15, 2020
Next Review Date: AY 2025–2026
Part 1. Policy Statement
This policy allows a student's previous less than satisfactory grades to be ignored, or "forgiven," in the computation of the cumulative grade point average and completion rate. This makes it possible for a student to be in good academic standing and attain a grade point average sufficient for college graduation. The Academic Amnesty Policy at North Hennepin Community College (NHCC) gives a student who has not been enrolled in credit-based coursework at NHCC for at least five years, a one-time opportunity to establish a new grade point average (GPA) and completion rate for qualifying grades or symbols prior to the five-year continuous break from credit-based coursework at NHCC.
In extraordinary circumstances, the five-year continuous break may be adjusted to a shorter timeframe.
Part 2. Campus Review
|Campus Community Review Period:||October 19–November 6, 2020|
|Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Review:||November 10–24, 2020|
|AFSCME Review:||November 10–December 1, 2020|
|MAPE Review:||November 10–December 11, 2020|
|MMA Review:||November 10–December 11, 2020|
|Shared Governance Council Review:||December 11, 2020|
|Student Senate Review:||December 3, 2020|
|President Rolando Garcia Approval:||December 15, 2020|
|Campus Community Dissemination:||December 15, 2020|
- Adopted 10/10/2005
- Revised fall 2014 to include language about completion rate, student-specified courses to be excluded, and completion requirements for academic amnesty eligibility.
- Revised spring 2015 to no longer allow students to seek amnesty for courses taken after returning from the at least five-year break.
- Reviewed Fall 2020, added language for flexibility to the five-year break under extraordinary circumstances