Grade Forgiveness

Beginning with the summer 2020 semester, Penn State is implementing a new grade forgiveness option for undergraduate students. Under this new policy, if a student earns a D or F grade in a course but then repeats the course and earns a better grade, the original grade can be forgiven. If a grade forgiveness request is approved, the original course still will appear on the student's official transcript, but will not earn credit or count towards the student's term or cumulative GPA.

How to Submit a Grade Forgiveness Request

Before submitting a request for grade forgiveness, please read the H-2 Undergraduate Grade Forgiveness procedure, which includes the complete policy and procedure regarding grade forgiveness, as well as the Grade Forgiveness Request form that students will complete with consultation from their academic adviser. Students should submit the completed form to their academic adviser.

When academic advisers receive a completed Grade Forgiveness Request form, they will submit the form and student information to the designated college representative within the student's college of enrollment. The college representative will confirm if the student request for grade forgiveness meets the eligibility criteria as defined by the H-2 Undergraduate Grade Forgiveness procedure. The list of designated college representatives appear below.

College Representatives for Grade Forgiveness

Abington College

TBD

Agricultural Sciences

TBD

Altoona College

Gina Baird Email: ggg3@psu.edu

Arts and Architecture

TBD

Behrend College

TBD

Berks College

Dave Bender Email: dsb@psu.edu

Capital College

Paula Maynard Email: pcm5237@psu.edu

Division of Undergraduate Studies

TBD

Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications

TBD

Earth and Mineral Sciences

TBD

Eberly College of Science

TBD

Education

Greg Mason Email: gtm119@psu.edu

Engineering

TBD

Health and Human Development

TBD

Information Sciences and Technology

Kristy Bryan Email: kkr108@psu.edu

Liberal Arts

Andrea Crews Email: alc25@psu.edu

Nursing

TBD

Smeal College of Business

Debbie Lissenden Email: dwl15@psu.edu

University College

Shirl Henry Email: sah43@psu.edu