The goal of academic amnesty is to respond to the academic needs of matured individuals as they develop newly identified potential. Through the application of academic amnesty, the student’s prior academic record can be excluded from current work under certain conditions.
To be eligible, you must meet all five of the following criteria; please check the items that apply to you:
To be eligible, I am
I am an undergraduate, full-time or part-time, degree-seeking student at one of the universities in the South Dakota Regental system;
I have not been enrolled in any postsecondary institution for a minimum of 3 consecutive terms (including Fall, and Spring) prior to the most recent admission to my home institution;
I have completed a minimum of 24 graded credit hours taken at any Regental university with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 for the 24 credit hours after the most recent admission to my home institution;
I have not earned a baccalaureate degree from any university;
I have not been granted any prior academic amnesty at any Regental university.
– Academic amnesty does not apply to individual courses. It may be requested in one of three ways as outlined below. Only coursework taken prior to the most recent admission to the home institution will be considered. If granted, academic amnesty shall not be rescinded. Courses for which amnesty is granted will remain on your transcript record with the original grade followed by an asterisk (*). These courses will not be included in your grade point average calculation nor will they be used to satisfy any graduation requirements. Academic amnesty decisions will be made by your home institution and will be honored by all other South Dakota Regental schools. Universities outside the Regental system are not bound by these decisions. Regental graduate programs may consider all previous undergraduate coursework when making admission decisions.
I certify that I have met all of the requirements to be eligible for Academic Amnesty and that I understand the conditions outlined above. I wish to request amnesty for:
All previous postsecondary education courses
All previous postsecondary education courses at the following institution
A specified time period not to exceed on academic year (fall/spring) completed at any postsecondary institution
Student's Electronic Signature