EICC Fresh Start Policy
Students who are returning to EICC to pursue a degree or diploma after an absence of three or more consecutive years may request permission to remove one or more of their entire academic terms from future degree and GPA considerations.
To be eligible for academic forgiveness consideration, students must meet these requirements:
- Students must not have enrolled at EICC for three or more consecutive years.
- Students must not have graduated from any program at EICC.
- Students must currently be enrolled and have successfully completed 12 hours of coursework, with a cumulative 2.0 grade point average, after returning to EICC.
Academic forgiveness is based on the following conditions:
- Forgiveness will be applied only to an academic term(s) completed prior to the student’s
- All courses and credits that were taken during the chosen term(s) will be removed
from consideration for GPA and degree requirements. Students CANNOT combine courses
from multiple terms to comprise the term dropped.
- All courses for the chosen term(s) will remain on the student’s academic record. Grades
for those courses will be changed to the letter “O”.
- A student will be granted only one academic renewal (Fresh Start).
- All other EICCD academic rules, policies and requirements apply.
- If a semester is requested that includes prerequisites taken with passing grades earned,
the student is responsible for meeting any course requirements that may have been
removed, which may mean re-assessing or retaking the prerequisite.
- W’s will be changed if they are in the same semester requested as a Fresh Start. A semester consisting of all “W’s” cannot be requested to be changed.
Students should begin the process by discussing their desire to pursue academic forgiveness with an advisor in the program in which they are currently enrolled. Students must submit a Fresh Start application requesting academic forgiveness to the Dean of Student Development.
Questions? Call toll-free 1-888-336-3907, email email@example.com or contact the college nearest you and ask to speak to an advisor.
- Clinton Community College, 563-244-7000
- Muscatine Community College, 563-288-6000
- Scott Community College, 563-441-4000
It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.). If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Debora J. Sullivan, Equal Employment Opportunity Officer/Equity Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community College District, 101 West Third Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, 563-336-3487, firstname.lastname@example.org or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, Illinois 60661-7204, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.