Fresh Start Program

An undergraduate student who is seeking readmission to Sage and has not attended Sage in four or more years may choose to have all Sage undergraduate coursework (from the prior attendance) be treated as transfer credits and therefore exempt from the calculation of the grade point average. In choosing this option, such a student would receive credit for courses in which a grade of “C-” or better was earned; the grades however, would not be included in the computation of the grade point average. In effect, students electing the Fresh Start policy will have old course work treated as transfer credit in the calculation of credit for courses, grade point average and the determination of eligibility for honors in the respective colleges. It is up to the student to weigh the benefits of this option against possible additional coursework that would be required for graduation. The decision to declare a Fresh Start must be made to the Registrar upon recommendation of the Office of Academic Advising by the end of the student’s first semester of re-enrollment and can be claimed no more than once in a student’s career at Sage. [Advisement Note: Per the federal financial aid satisfactory academic progress policy, original grades and credits will be used to determine financial aid eligibility.]