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Academic Renewal

ACADEMIC RENEWAL (for courses that were not repeated)

Academic renewal provides students the opportunity to reverse the negative impact of past academic failures at Barstow Community College without course repetition. Academic renewal may only be requested by students enrolled at BCC and only units taken at BCC may be disregarded in the computation of the student’s cumulative GPA. A maximum of 30 units in no more than three semesters may be alleviated.

To qualify for academic renewal, a period of twelve months must have elapsed between the period for which renewal is petitioned and the time of submission of the petition and the student must meet one of the following requirements after the work to be disregarded: 

  1. Completion of a minimum of 15 semester units with a minimum grade point average of 3.0; or
  2. Completion of a minimum of 30 semester units with a minimum grade point average of 2.5; or
  3. Completion of a minimum of 45 semester units with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Academic renewal is irreversible. Action taken under this regulation will not remove the courses, units, grades, or any other information from the official transcript. Academic renewal granted at BCC does not guarantee that other institutions will recognize such action.

To request academic renewal, the student should complete the Academic Renewal petition and meet with a counselor