Academic Re-Evaluation Policy

Academic Re-evaluation is initiated by the Office of Admission in order to permit the admission or
readmission of a student who normally would not be admitted to the University of Puget Sound. The
policy is applied to the non-traditional student who, due to an earlier unsuccessful attempt at college,
has a cumulative GPA below 2.00, has been out of school for at least five years, and has indicated the
readiness and potential to successfully resume an academic program. Upon recommendation of the Office
of Admission and concurrence by the student involved, a petition may be submitted to the Academic
Standards Committee for admission under the Academic Re-evaluation Policy. The Academic Standards
Committee will determine if admission is warranted. If there is an affirmative decision, the Academic
Standards Committee will drop from consideration in the grade point average and the academic standing
all courses with grades lower than C (2.00), to include P (pass) grades, contained in the student’s previous
academic program. Students should be aware that there will be a loss of credit for all courses dropped
from consideration in the GPA.

Students entering the university under this policy will be accepted as regular matriculants and
assigned to an advisor. Students whose petitions are approved will have the conditions of admission outlined in a letter from the Office of Admission, copies of which will be sent to the Office of Academic  Advising and to the advisor. The Office of Academic Advising monitors these students for the first semester and consults with the Academic Standards Committee if problems arise.