Every time a student asks about academic forgiveness, I can’t help but have this image go through my mind.
At my school we have three different options that fall under the category of academic forgiveness: Retaking classes, wiping one or two semesters, or wiping the entire transcript of all grades. The latter two options require 3 or 5 years to pass respectively. However, I have had a few students who are surprised that we don’t have a “freshman forgiveness” policy that will allow them to clear out their first semester or two if they tank the first year. Not sure if this sort of thing even exists at other schools.