Fresh Start Rule
Students who return to SUNY Adirondack and matriculate, after an absence of two or more years, and earn 12 credits with a GPA of at least 2.0, may file a Request for Consideration Under the Fresh Start Rule to have previous grades of C- or below excluded from the current GPA. Under this rule, students receive credit and retain the grades for all courses previously passed with a grade of C or above. No credit is received for courses with grades of C- or below, and those courses are disregarded when the GPA is calculated. All courses and grades remain on the record.
Students are limited to filing one Fresh Start Rule request during their academic pursuit at SUNY Adirondack. If granted, the Fresh Start Rule will not be used toward coursework previously completed before a prior degree or certificate at SUNY Adirondack was awarded. If approved, this decision will not be taken into account when determining financial aid eligibility.