Any student applying for readmission to SUNY Buffalo State after being away from the college for at least three years is eligible to apply for academic clemency.
The student’s last semester of enrollment must have been at least three years prior to the application for admission. Students can request clemency for up to two consecutive semesters of work or 30 consecutive credit hours if earned on a part-time basis. These two semesters or 30 hours are to be determined by the student in consultation with appropriate offices (Dean, Educational Opportunity Program, etc.). A decision of clemency includes all coursework taken within those one or two semesters at Buffalo State; it is not selectively applied.
Any mathematics or English competency requirements fulfilled during the clemency period will still be recognized. However, any credit hours associated with these requirements will be removed and must be replaced with other coursework. Clemency is applied only after a student has registered for an upcoming semester.
Students who are eligible for academic clemency may not be in compliance with federal Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy and/or state regulations, and maybe ineligible for aid. Students who fall into this category should contact the Academic Standards Office, prior to the start of the semester you plan to return to classes, to see if you are eligible for a financial aid waiver.
Visit the Buffalo State Undergraduate Catalog for more information on academic clemency.
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