Academic Standards

Academic Renewal

A returning Fort Lewis College student who has not attended any college, university or other post-secondary institution for at least two years (24 consecutive months) and whose Fort Lewis College cumulative GPA is below 2.00 may apply for Academic Renewal. If Academic Renewal is approved, grade point averages for work completed prior to readmission will not be carried forward. Previously completed courses with an earned grade of C- or higher are eligible to count towards graduation if they are allowable under the Time Limits on Coursework policy. Click here to read the full text of the Academic Renewal policy.  

Petition Procedures

Returning students should follow the procedures appropriate to their Academic Standing:

Academic Standing

Academic Renewal Required as condition of admission?

Steps

Deadlines

Note

Probation Level 1
Probation Level 2
Probation Level 3

No

Apply for admission.  Click here to apply.

If student determines Academic Renewal is in their best interest, file the Academic Renewal Petition with Registrar’s Office.  Click here for form.

Students must apply for admission by the published application deadline for the re-entry term.  Student must submit Academic Renewal petition by Census Date of the re-entry term.

Students must meet all requirements for re-admission.

Academic Disqualification

Yes

Apply for admission.  Click here to apply.

File Academic Renewal Petition with Registrar’s Office.  Click here for form

Students must apply for admission AND submit Academic Renewal petition by published application deadline for the re-entry term.

Students must meet all requirements for re-admission in addition to being approved for Academic Renewal.

Direct all questions about the Academic Renewal process to the Registrar’s Office.  Petitions are decided by the Academic Standards Committee or its designee.

Important Information About Academic Renewal

  • Students may receive academic renewal only once.
  • All coursework completed prior to the renewal will remain visible on the student’s academic record.  If renewal is granted, the student’s permanent academic record will denote “ACADEMIC RENEWAL APPROVED” with the date.
  • Academic Renewal applies only to actions taken by Fort Lewis College.  Other colleges may or may not accept the action of Academic Renewal.
  • Academic Renewal does not apply to financial aid eligibility.  Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy requires evaluation of grades on all attempted courses.
  • Students granted academic renewal must meet all established College policies for satisfactory academic standing.
  • Students who receive academic renewal will be required to complete at least 30 hours of credit after readmission before they are eligible for a baccalaureate degree, even if all other degree requirements have met.
  • Must have not attended any college, university or other post-secondary institution for at least two years (24 consecutive months) from re-entry term to Fort Lewis College.