Academic Renewal

Academic renewal procedures permit a maximum of 15 units of previously recorded substandard coursework 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 units 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 GPA of 2.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale), with at least nine of the 15 units taken at MiraCosta College, subsequent to the completion of the units the student is petitioning to exclude. No unts 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 excluded. No excluded units can be reinstated. The permanent academic record shall be annotated in such a manner that all work remains legible, insuring a true and complete academic history. These procedures shall not conflict with disctrict's obligation to retain and destroy records or with the instructor's ability to determine a student's final grade. Petitions for Academic Renewal can be found on the student's forms page: Student Forms