Academic Policies – Undergraduate Students

Students academically suspended or academically dismissed from Liberty University may appeal for readmission under academic amnesty per the following protocols:

  1. Undergraduate students must not have been enrolled at Liberty University for a period of at least 2 academic years. (Example: If the student’s last enrollment was in the Spring 2019 semester, he/she would not be eligible to appeal for Academic Amnesty until after the Spring 2021 semester).
  2. The student must submit a written appeal for readmission to the Associate Registrar for Undergraduate Studies. The appeal should include a thorough explanation of (1) the circumstances that contributed to the academic performance which resulted in the student’s Academic Suspension or Dismissal and (2) why the student’s present circumstances are more conducive to improved academic performance if permitted to resume his/her studies. Please note: Students academically dismissed because of academic dishonesty are not eligible for Academic Amnesty.
  3. The Associate Registrar for Undergraduate Studies will submit the student’s appeal to the Vice Provost for review.
  4. If the Vice Provost denies the student’s appeal, the decision will be final. The student will not be permitted to resume the pursuit of any undergraduate degree through Liberty University.
  5. If the Vice Provost approves the student’s appeal, all grades of D and F will be revised to Q, and will no longer be included in the calculation of the student’s cumulative GPA. This immediately raises the student’s GPA to at least 2.0, but the student will have to retake those classes in which grades of “D” or “F” were earned if they are required for the completion of their degree. Grades of A, B and C will not be revised and will continue to be included in the student’s cumulative GPA.
  6. 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 will be readmitted on Academic Caution, and the number of credit hours will be limited during his/her first semester back at Liberty.
    • The previous academic standing hold will remain on the student’s account for the first semester so that the student will need to be manually registered by a New Enrollment Specialist. If the student successfully completes his/her first semester meeting their minimum cumulative program GPA, the student will be permitted to increase his/her course load, if desired.
    • The previously assigned academic standings will not change and will remain part of the student’s academic records for the respective semesters for which they were earned.
    • Students who have been granted academic amnesty are not eligible for graduation honors.

The following policies can be found on the Student Honor Code and Student Advocate websites.

Please view the honor code for all Liberty University Online students.

Students are encouraged to contact their professor to resolve any concerns regarding individual course assignment grades and/or the final grade for the course; however, if the student and professor are unable to come to a resolution, the student should then submit a Final Grade Appeal located in Beacon.

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