Academic Clemency Policy
Undergraduate students who return to the University of Maryland, College Park in pursuit of their initial baccalaureate degree after a separation of five calendar years, may petition the appropriate dean to have a number of previously earned grades and credits removed from the calculation of their cumulative grade point average. Up to 16 credits and corresponding grades from courses previously completed at the University of Maryland, College Park, will be removed from calculation of the grade point average and will not be counted toward graduation requirements. The petition for clemency must be filed in the first semester of return to the institution. Approval is neither automatic nor guaranteed.
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