The College’s Academic Policies provide previously enrolled student who have been away from school at least three years and have successfully completed a minimum of 12 college level credits with a grade of “C” and above an opportunity to pursue a single “fresh start” at ECC. Under this policy, all courses together with grade earned prior to readmission will remain on the student’s transcript but will not be used in computing the student’s overall grade point average; neither can any of the previously taken course be used to fulfil degree or certificate requirements. The academic forgiveness policy also provides that a student may request the grade for a course no longer offered at the college be excluded from their cumulative grade point average. Applications must be made through an academic counselor who will review and discuss it with the student before submitting it to the chairperson of the division in which that course was originally housed. If approved by the chairperson, it is forwarded to the Chief Academic Officer.