Academic Renewal

KPU is committed to providing its students with opportunities to succeed in their academic studies. For various reasons, not all students are able to avail themselves of these opportunities when they are initially enrolled at KPU. Academic Renewal enables a student whose academic standing was unsatisfactory at the time of leaving KPU to resume their studies after a substantial absence without being penalized for their previous academic record.

A student who has not been enrolled at KPU for a minimum of five (5) years and who had a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of less than a 2.00 at the end of the last term of attendance may apply in writing to have grades earned for all courses (including those passed) taken previously at KPU eliminated from the computation of their Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA). These courses and grades will remain on the student's permanent academic record and appear on statements of grades and unofficial and official transcripts. Academic Renewal may only be requested once and will be granted at the discretion of the Registrar or designate.

Students are advised that other post-secondary institutions may or may not recognize Academic Renewal and may include these courses in their GPA calculations when determining eligibility for transfer.

See Policy ST12, Academic Renewalfor further details. Requests for Academic Renewal must be made in writing to the Associate Registrar for Admissions, in accordance with the criteria outlined in the Policy. Requests should be submitted to

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