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The Grade Forgiveness Policy went into effect on the first day of classes of the Fall 2013 semester and is available to incoming undergraduate students (freshman and transfer) whose initial enrollment at UT Arlington began in the Fall 2013 term and thereafter. This policy applies only to courses taken at UT Arlington.
For continuing UTA students whose initial enrollment at UT Arlington occurred prior to Fall 2006, the present Grade Replacement policies remain in effect.
For continuing UTA students whose initial enrollment at UT Arlington occurred prior to Fall 2013, the present Grade Exclusion policies remain in effect.
Students subject to this policy must contact their academic advisor, who files the Grade Forgiveness petition on their behalf. All Grade Forgiveness requests submitted during the term must be submitted by the last day to drop a course to be processed that term.
Students have to be enrolled on Census Date for their Grade Forgiveness petition to be processed in that term. See the academic calendar for Census Date and Last Drop Date information.This policy is only for undergraduate students only.
Upon receiving a grade of D or F in a 1000 or 2000 course, students subject to the Grade Forgiveness policy may, after filing the intent to do so, elect to have the grade forgiven. A student is limited to a total of two Grade Forgiveness opportunities under the following conditions:
For the Undergraduate Catalog statement, click here.
A student may elect the grade omission option for one of the two Grade Forgiveness opportunities if the student is changing their major and the course is not required for the new major. In addition, a student electing grade omission may not re-enter that major. Grade omission may only be applied to one course. If electing to use grade omission, the student is not required to retake the course.
A student may elect grade substitution option for one or both of the Grade Forgiveness opportunities. In this case, the course(s) must be retaken, even if it is not required for the student’s current major. The second grade earned, whether higher or lower, will be used in calculating the grade point average unless the second attempt results in a grade of W. This policy applies only the second time a course is completed.
Student wishing to submit a Grade Forgiveness request must consult with their academic advisor. The academic advisor will initiate the Grade Forgiveness request on behalf of the student.
Students may work with their academic advisor to submit a Grade Forgiveness request when grades are called official by the Office of Admissions, Records and Registration. However, for the request to be processed, the student must be enrolled at UT Arlington on Census Day of the term in which his Grade Forgiveness request is processed.
UT Arlington will process Grade Forgiveness requests that are submitted by academic advisors by 5:00 pm CST on or by the last day to drop of the current term, as part of the grading and standing process for that term. Any Grade Forgiveness requests submitted after the last day to drop will be processed and applied to the following term.
Processing your Grade Forgiveness request in the academic department involves several levels of review, so it is not possible to give you an accurate processing time. However all Grade Forgiveness requests, if approved, will be processed by final semester grade posting. All correspondence regarding this matter will be sent to your UTA email account. If you have not activated your UTA email account, contact the OIT Help Desk.