Quiet success: Second-chance students get fresh starts with GPAs

Ever hear of UW-Green Bay’s “Academic Forgiveness” program? Since its inception in fall 2010, reports Darrel Renier, director of academic advising, Academic Forgiveness has been a quiet success. Forgiveness can be requested by students who have not earned a baccalaureate degree and have not enrolled in any courses at UW-Green Bay for a minimum of three consecutive years. It gives students a fresh start by resetting their cumulative GPAs to 0.00. As of fall 2013, Renier says, “We’ve had 62 requests for forgiveness, and the new average GPA for these students has been a 3.43.” We’ll have more on this program in a future feature story.