Academic Bankruptcy

Academic bankruptcy can only be declared once and may be applied to no more than three (3) semesters, which do not have to be consecutive. The bankrupted courses and grades remain on the transcript but are not calculated into the student’s cumulative GPA. None of the coursework taken during a semester for which academic bankruptcy is declared, including hours complete satisfactorily will be used to fulfill degree requirements. Developmental courses successfully completed during a period of academic bankruptcy can be used to fulfill prerequisites.

To be eligible for academic bankruptcy, the student must have completed 12 semester credit hours of coursework at the college since the most recent semester for which the academic bankruptcy is requested. A grade of “C”, “S” or higher is required in each course in the 12 semester credit hours in the post-bankrupted period. Approval of the academic bankruptcy status at a college does not guarantee that other institutions will honor that status. This determination will be made by the respective transfer institution(s).