Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011

Fresh Start Policy

At the discretion of the associate vice president for Academic Affairs, a student whose college career has been interrupted three years or more may be considered for a "Fresh Start." Under this option, the office of the Registrar initiates a new GPA for the student, beginning with his or her second matriculation, and uses this new figure for graduation purposes. Each case is decided on its own merits, and each decision has advantages and disadvantages. Students returning to the University for full or part-time study after a long interval should consult the office of Admissions.

Guidelines for the Fresh Start Program are:

  • At least three academic years shall have intervened between the exit from and re-entry to CCSU;
  • The student shall not have attempted more than 60 credits at CCSU;
  • The student's record will be treated like those of a transfer student;
  • During the first semester back at CCSU, the student shall be restricted to 16 credits or fewer;
  • Graduation requirements shall be those listed in the catalog at the time of re-entry; and
  • The option can be used only once.


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