Academic Forgiveness

American Sentinel University offers the opportunity for students who either need to or choose to repeat a course to do so. When a course is repeated, the grade considered for the credit and GPA calculations will be the higher of the grades earned. Each attempt will be used in evaluating the course completion ratio. All attempts will appear on the student’s official transcript.

The following describes the academic forgiveness policy by degree:

  • Doctoral Programs: One grade retake is allowed that is not factored into the student’s GPA.
  • Master’s Programs: Two grade retakes are allowed that are not factored into the student’s GPA.
  • Undergraduate Programs: Three grade retakes are allowed that are not factored into the student’s GPA.

Students who are currently enrolled in any program and who have already received failing grades will not have any failing grade factored into their GPA as long as they retake the course and earn a passing grade. As of November 1, 2015, any subsequent failing grade is subject to be factored into the student’s GPA as detailed in the above policy.