Fresh Start Policy
The Fresh Start program provides a second opportunity to any
former Hudson Valley Community College student who has experienced
past academic difficulties. A student who is interested in pursuing
a Fresh Start must complete a petition with his/her academic advisor.
The deadline to submit a completed petition to the Registrar's Office is the published withdrawal deadline in the
student's term of re-enrollment to the college.
To be eligible for the program, a student must:
- have been absent from the college for a consecutive period
of two years or more
- achieve a term index of at least 2.00 with no grades of "F," "Z," "W",
"AW", "I", or the remedial equivalents in
the Fresh Start term.
If a student successfully meets all eligibility
requirements at the end of the Fresh Start term, all
courses previously completed with grades of “C” or
better will remain part of the student’s calculated
grade point average. Prior coursework in which a
grade of “D” or “F” was received will remain on the
transcript but will not be calculated in any future
grade point average, will not earn credit, and will not
be counted toward degree completion.
Students will be approved for a Fresh Start only once. The
re-calculated grade point average will be used for the purposes
of academic standing and New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) certification.
It will not, however, be used in the calculation of Satisfactory
Academic Progress for federal financial aid eligibility. There
is no guarantee, expressed or implied, that the Fresh Start policy
will be recognized by any other college or university.