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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Policy 2.5: Academic Bankruptcy

Original Date of Issue: 3/16/88
Revised: 12/21/16

A returning student who has not attended Delaware County Community College for two consecutive years may request that “F” and/or “D” grades of courses taken prior to readmission be excluded from their grade point average. However, courses and grades will remain on their transcript.

1. A student makes a request to the provost’s office in writing for Academic Bankruptcy. This request must specify that the student does not expect any excluded grades to be used in any way toward fulfilling degree requirements.

2. This request will be considered only after the returning student has completed at least 24 credits of graded course work with a grade point average of 2.7 or above. The College, in return for this declaration of academic bankruptcy, will exclude grades and courses as requested.

Federal Title IV guidelines require that all grades (course) applicable to a student’s major whenever taken be used in evaluating a student’s satisfactory academic progress for financial aid.