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Canceled Semester Policy

  • The Canceled Semester Policy provides for cancellation from the cumulative record of the effects of one semester below a GPA of 2.00 for the purpose of helping a student improve academic standing. The student must have been separated from the university for two calendar years (24 consecutive months).

    Semester to be canceled refers to any semester of enrollment, whether full- or part-time. Students may elect to use an enrolled summer as their “semester” to be canceled. The entire summer of any given year will be treated as a semester for the purpose of cancellation of grades. Cancellation removes the mathematic effect of all grades (passing, failing, withdrawals) from the semester, but there is no abridgement of the transcript. All courses and original grades remain visible on the official transcript; credit toward graduation remains for those credits associated with passing grades.

    A student readmitted under this policy must meet current degree requirements and will be reviewed under current academic standards requirements applicable at the time of readmission.

    This policy may be invoked only once in a student’s undergraduate enrollment in the university. While readmission may be based on the application of the canceled semester, the transcript record will reflect this only after the student is enrolled and attending IUP. It is not a tool to qualify for transfer to another institution.

    The student must apply to the IUP academic college of which he/she was a member at the time of last enrollment. If a student wishes to enter a major in an academic college other than the one from which he/she was separated, he/she will apply to the original college, which will forward the application and related records to the new college for action. The college will inform the Office of the Registrar if the application is approved. Authorization for registration will come from that office.