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    K-State Undergraduate Catalog 2004-2006
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    Academic Advising
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    dExtension and Correspondence Credit
    dAcademic Fresh Start GPA
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    Academic Fresh Start GPA

    The Academic Fresh Start GPA enables a student returning to K-State for a baccalaureate degree after an absence of three or more years to neutralize, in part, the grade impact of prior academic performance. Academic Fresh Start provides for the computation of an alternative GPA and for the use of that GPA in most academic situations. A student may apply only once, and the process cannot be reversed.

    Conditions for a readmitted student to be eligible to apply for Academic Fresh start are:

    The student was not enrolled in a K-State course for three calendar years prior to readmission.

    For the course work completed following readmission the student has earned a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher at the end of the academic session in which the twelfth credit was earned.

    Calculation and evaluation
    The calculation and reporting of the Academic Fresh Start cumulative GPA and its uses in academic evaluation are:

    The beginning point for the Academic Fresh start cumulative GPA will be at the end of the first, second, third, or fourth regular academic semester following the student's initial K-State date of entry. The choice of starting point is designated by the student at the time of applying for Academic Fresh Start.

    Academic Fresh Start deletes nothing from the student's academic record. Grades earned before the Academic Fresh Start will remain on the transcript along with the cumulative GPA for all hours taken. In addition, the transcript will clearly indicate the starting point of the Academic Fresh Start as well as the Academic Fresh Start cumulative GPA.

    University wide academic policies are based on a cumulative GPA. In order for students in the Academic Fresh start program to be eligible for university academic honors, they must complete a minimum of 60 hours in residence, with at least 50 hours in graded courses after returning to K-State. Other academic policies will not be affected.

    Topics within Academic Advising:
    dAdvising Responsibilities dCredit By Examination dAcademic Fresh Start GPA
    dPre-Law Advising dCredit By Departmental Examination   
    dPre-Health Professions Advising dExtension and Correspondence Credit   
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    Kansas State University
    August 19, 2005