Academic Fresh Start is available to you on a one-time basis if you re-enroll at Trident Technical College after a period of three years and wish to expunge the previous academic record. To qualify, you must meet specific conditions. (Academic Fresh Start does not apply to financial aid.)
Academic Fresh Starts provides forgiveness of all previously earned credits and resets your cumulative GPA. For an application to be approved for Academic Fresh Start, you must meet certain conditions.
- Academic Fresh Start is available only to a student upon re-entry (and after the Drop/Add period) to TTC. This does not affect work either taken at or transferred from another college.
- Academic Fresh Start is available only once in a student's academic career and only if a student has not previously been awarded a certificate, diploma or degree from TTC.
- At least three years must have lapsed between the end of the term in which the student was last in attendance and the term in which the student re-enrolls.
- The student must apply for Academic Fresh Start prior to his/her final term of enrollment at TTC.
- To be eligible for Academic Fresh Start, a student must have attempted at least 24 semester hours at TTC (36 quarter hours), exclusive of withdrawals, prior to re-enrollment. Additionally, the student’s cumulative GPA for the work attempted prior to re-enrollment at TTC must have been less than 2.0.
- The student must meet all requirements for admission to the college and be enrolled in a program of study.
- Academic Fresh Start, if granted, applies only to the coursework taken prior to the term of re-enrollment. Academic Fresh Start does not affect the grades earned in the first term of re-enrollment.
What happens if I qualify for Academic Fresh Start?
If the Academic Fresh Start application is approved, all previous academic work at TTC will be disregarded with respect to graduation requirements at TTC. The prior academic record will remain a part of the student's transcript, but is not carried forward as a part of a new program to which the student is admitted. The transcript will reflect no credits attempted and no credits and grade points earned. Subsequent college study will be entered in accordance with the current catalog.