The Academic Forgiveness Policy allows a fresh start for former undergraduate students from Rhode Island College who have had a minimum of 5 consecutive years absence from RIC and wish to return to complete a first bachelor’s degree. Cumulative GPA will be reset to 0.00, calculating only those grades earned following the application of academic forgiveness. RIC courses that are 5 or more years old with grades of "C" or higher will be awarded elective credit or, if appropriate, general education credit. Upper level courses will be reviewed/evaluated by the department chair of the student’s major/program who determines if the course(s) may still be applied to the student’s program or must be repeated (i.e., change in body of knowledge, etc.). Courses 5 or more years old with grades of C-, D-, D, D+, F will not be used/counted for credit towards graduation.