Academic Amnesty

Academic amnesty gives former Saint Louis University undergraduate students an opportunity to re-enroll without the burden of past academic difficulties by removing prior grades, from up to two semesters, from their grade point average (GPA).

To request academic amnesty students must submit a completed Petition for Revision of Academic Record and a Petition for Academic Amnesty to their academic dean’s office.

To be eligible for academic amnesty, students:

  • may not have attended Saint Louis University for a period of the last three years,
  • must be readmitted to degree-seeking program at Saint Louis University,
  • must not have received a bachelor degree from Saint Louis University,
  • must meet catalog requirements for the term they are readmitted, and
  • may not have previously been granted academic amnesty.

If students are granted academic amnesty:

  • it is irrevocable,
  • it applies to all courses and credits taken during the chosen one or two semester(s),
  • it does not erase courses or credits from students’ records, and
  • it removes grades from the grade point average (GPA) with transcript notation. Additionally, the courses and credits may not be applied toward graduation.

Note: Students receiving financial aid need to verify with the Office of Student Financial Services whether academic amnesty will affect their eligibility status.