The Trustees of the California State University have established a program of academic renewal. Students having difficulty meeting graduation requirements due to a grade-point deficiency may petition to have up to two semesters or three quarters of previous college work discounted from all considerations associated with requirements for the baccalaureate degree.
Academic renewal is intended only to facilitate graduation from Humboldt State; it does not apply to individuals who already possess a baccalaureate degree or who meet graduation requirements without the approval of a petition for academic renewal.
In order to qualify for academic renewal, students must meet all of the conditions established by the Trustees:
- This policy can be applied only if students have met all graduation requirements except GPA.
- AND present evidence in the petition that the course work to be disregarded was, due to extenuating circumstances, substandard and not representative of the student’s present scholastic ability and level of performance.
- AND present evidence that if the petition is denied, the student will have to enroll in additional course work involving one or more additional terms to qualify for the degree. Include the specific course work or requirements involved.
- AND five years must have elapsed since the term or terms to be disregarded. Terms taken at any institution may be disregarded.
- AND since completing the term(s) to be disregarded, the student must have completed at least one of the following in regard to Humboldt State coursework:
- 15 semester units with at least a 3.0 GPA
- 30 semester units with at least a 2.5 GPA
- 45 semester units with at least a 2.0 GPA
- AND the student’s grade-point average remains below 2.0 for the major, Humboldt State, or overall.
Students who believe they are eligible should file a Petition of the Student with the Registrar through the Office of the Registrar (SBS 133).