Catalog 2024 - 2025

Withdrawal and Forgiveness Policy

A student may repeat a college credit course in which a grade of "D, F, I, U, or W" was earned for a total of three attempts.

Grade forgiveness means that the student's grade point average (GPA) will be calculated based upon the grade of the final attempt earned in the course, provided it is not a "W." If a student repeats a course resulting in a "W", then the grade earned in the previous attempt will be used in the GPA calculation.

Grade forgiveness applies only to:

  1. Identical coursework (coursework with the same course number), and
  2. Coursework taken at Indian River State College, or
  3. Coursework offered at Indian River State College but taken at another institution.

Transfer coursework not offered at Indian River State College and brought in as elective credit or unclassified credit will not be eligible for grade forgiveness.

Federal Financial Aid rules do not use grade forgiveness in calculating Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Withdrawals of any kind, including Instructor Withdrawals, are not permitted for the student's third attempt in a course.

Courses taken at institutions other than Indian River State College will not be counted as attempts.

Students who take a college credit course for the third time will be assessed full instructional costs. If a student has extenuating circumstances, the student may appeal for reduced charges by supplying documentation to their assigned advisor.