Academic Amnesty


Applicants who have not been enrolled in an accredited college or university for at least three calendar years may, during their first semester of enrollment, petition the Office of Admissions for academic amnesty.

If academic amnesty is granted, all college-level work completed at earlier dates is eliminated from computation of the grade point average and cannot be applied to a degree or certificate program of study at Delgado Community College.

Previous work completed at Delgado Community College will not be removed from the academic records and transcript; it may not be used to meet degree requirements. The Delgado Community College record will indicate clearly that academic amnesty has been granted and the effective date.

Applicants who are granted academic amnesty may qualify for scholarships or honors based on their Delgado Community College cumulative grade point average. Applicants may be eligible for credit examinations for courses in which grades of “C” or better were earned.

Academic amnesty applies only to admission to Delgado Community College. Students granted amnesty at Delgado will be subject to the admissions policies of other institutions to which they may transfer after attending Delgado Community College. Many undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools compute the undergraduate grade point average based on all hours attempted when evaluating admission applications.

Academic amnesty may be granted to an applicant only once, regardless of the institutions attended. Academic amnesty granted by another regionally accredited institution of higher education will be accepted by the Office of Admissions at Delgado Community College.