Graduate Student Fresh Start Policy

A post-baccalaureate student who has been admitted to a graduate program can independently, or in conjunction with his or her department, initiate an appeal to the dean, School of Graduate Studies, that includes a rationale as to why grades for graduate-level courses taken seven or more years ago at CCSU that appear on the graduate transcript should not be used in calculating the student's GPA. The appeal should also substantiate why he or she is now able to complete graduate-quality work.

If the appeal is approved, courses omitted from the GPA calculation may not be used in the planned program in which the student is now enrolled. Please note that courses omitted from the GPA will include all courses that were attempted in the Fresh Start period.

Each appeal will be decided on its own merits and students may use this option only once.