Graduate Academic Amnesty
Students Academically Suspended or Academically Dismissed from Liberty University may appeal for readmission under Academic Amnesty.
To provide a means for students to reengage with their coursework after a period of growth, and to ensure that students understand the expectation set forth by the University when students have been Academically Suspended or Academically Dismissed from the University and would like to appeal under Academic Amnesty.
Definition of Glossary Terms
Students Academically Suspended or Academically Dismissed from Liberty University may appeal for readmission under Academic Amnesty per the following protocols:
TheAssociate Registrar for Graduate Studies will confer with the Director of Graduate Student Affairs to determine whether or not there are any student-conduct-related considerations that should render the student ineligible to resume his/her studies through Liberty University.
Registrar’s Office, upon reviewing the written appeal, must receive approval from Community Life and the academic department indicating the student is eligible for readmission.
If the student is approved by Community Life and the academic department, the Registrar’s Office will submit the appeal for academic amnesty for review by either the Office of the Provost for Resident students or the Office of the Online Provost for Online students.
If the student’s appeal is approved, the grades will be revised as follows, and as determined by the Office of the Provost or the Office of the Online Provost:
If any prior certificate or degree has been awarded through Liberty University, grades earned during that time cannot be excluded when Academic Amnesty is applied. All grades earned toward a previously awarded certificate or conferred degree will remain on the student’s transcript.
Once the approved student’s grades have been revised, he/she is eligible to apply for readmission.(He/she must meet all applicable admission requirements to gain readmission.) The student
If the student meets all other applicable admission requirements, he/she will be readmitted on Academic Caution, and will be required to take and pass GRST 500 Intro to Graduate Writing in his/her first semester (unless he/she has already passed the course).The
If the student desires to pursue a degree program that is different than the one for which he/she was approved for academic amnesty, he/she must submit a new appeal to the Associate Registrar for Academic Success, who in turn will submit the appeal to the Associate Dean over the student’s desired program.
All previously assigned academic standings will not change,
and will remain part of the student’s academic records for the respectivesemesters
terms for which they were earned.
If, after the first term of enrollment following readmission, the student’s cumulative GPA falls below the minimum cumulative GPA required for good academic standing in the student’s degree program, the student will be Academically Dismissed, and will not be permitted to submit any further appeals for permission to continue his/her studies through Liberty University.
If the Office of the Provost or the Office of the Online Provost denies the student’s appeal, that decision will be final. The student will not be permitted to resume the pursuit of any Graduate or Doctoral degree through Liberty University.
Exceptions are granted on a case by case basis through the approval by University Registrar Or Provost.