Academic Renewal

Academic renewal procedures permit a maximum of 15 units of previously recorded substandard course work to be disregarded in the computation of a student's grade point average if it is not reflective of a student's demonstrated ability. Any units excluded by other institutions will be recognized as excluded by MiraCosta College and included in the maximum 15 unit allowance.

The units proposed for exclusion must have been taken at MiraCosta College at least two years prior to the petition, and the student must have completed a minimum of 15 units with a grade point average of 2.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale), with at least 9 of the 15 units taken at MiraCosta College, subsequent to the completion of the units the student is petitioning to exclude. No units may be excluded for course work that has previously been used to fulfill degree, certificate, or transfer certification requirements.

A student may petition for exclusion of units at MiraCosta College only one time. The student must meet with a counselor prior to submitting his or her petition for academic renewal to the office of Admissions and Records.

The excluded units remain on the record annotated as academic renewal. No excluded units can be reinstated. The permanent academic record shall be annotated in such a manner that all work remains legible, ensuring a true and complete academic history. These procedures shall not conflict with the district's obligation to retain and destroy records or with the instructor's ability to determine a student's final grade.

(Source: MCCD Administrative Procedure 4240. All MiraCosta College board policies and administrative procedures are located on the Board of Trustees webpage.)