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Student Information
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Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm
Phone Number:
404-894-4150
Fax Number:
404-894-0167
Email Address:
comments@registrar.gatech.edu
Location:
Administration Building
225 North Avenue
First Floor (Tech Tower)
Mailing Address:
Georgia Institute of Technology
Office of the Registrar
Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0315

Academic Renewal Procedures

Students who have been out for two or more consecutive terms must apply for readmission. Students who are on first or second dismissal must apply for readmission. Readmission is not guaranteed. If the student has been out for 5 or more years, he/she may be eligible for academic renewal.

  1. University System of Georgia undergraduate students who have been readmitted or reinstated after a period of absence of five (5) calendar years or longer are eligible for academic renewal. Academic renewal for the student signals the initiation of a new grade point average to be used for determining academic standing. This provision allows University System of Georgia degree-seeking students who earlier experienced academic difficulty to make a fresh start and have one final opportunity to earn an associate or bachelor's degree (BR Minutes, June, 1995, p. 7). The complete policy is available online at: http://www.usg.edu/academic_affairs_handbook/section2/handbook/2.5_grading_system/
  2. The application for academic renewal shall be considered as a petition to the undergraduate curriculum committee.
    • If the student has already been readmitted and applies for academic renewal within the allowed timeframe (see below), he/she need submit only a petition to the faculty to request academic renewal.
      • If a student does not request Academic Renewal status at the time of re-enrollment after a five year or greater period of absence, the student may do so within three semesters of re-enrollment or within one calendar year, whichever comes first. The Renewal GPA begins with the semester following re- enrollment.
    • If the student was not on drop status in his/her last term at Tech, he/she needs to complete the readmission form and submit it to the major school and then to the Registrar’s Office. After readmission has been granted, the student must submit a petition to the faculty to his/her major school through the usual petition process to request academic renewal.
    • If the student was on first drop in his/her last term at Tech, he/she needs to complete the readmission form along with two petitions to the faculty. The first petition is to request readmission after a first drop. The second is to request academic renewal. The major school should provide a contract, as they normally do for readmission after a first drop. The contract would apply if the request for readmission is approved, but the request for academic renewal is not. If the request for academic renewal is approved, the student is readmitted and instead of meeting the terms of the contract, would have to meet the minimum grade point average for his/her class standing. The normal requirements for academic standing would then apply.
      • Students who only wish to be readmitted if academic renewal is approved: Submit the petition for academic renewal and the readmission application.
      • Students who are interested in readmission, whether or not academic renewal is approved: Submit the petition for academic renewal, the readmission application, and the readmission contract.
    • If the student was on second drop in his/her last term at Tech, he/she needs to complete the readmission form along with two petitions to the faculty. The first petition is to request readmission after a second drop. The second is to request academic renewal. The major school should provide a contract, as they normally do for readmission after a second drop. The contract would apply if the request for readmission is approved, but the request for academic renewal is not. If the request for academic renewal is approved, the student is readmitted and instead of meeting the terms of the contract, would have to meet the minimum grade point average for his/her class standing. The normal requirements for academic standing would then apply.
      • Students who only wish to be readmitted if academic renewal is approved: Submit the petition for academic renewal and the readmission application.
      • Students who are interested in readmission, whether or not academic renewal is approved: Submit the petition for academic renewal, the readmission application, and the readmission contract.
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