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Undergraduate students applying for admission to the University of Houston may elect to have all academic coursework completed at any institution of higher education 10 or more years prior to the starting date of the term in which the applicant seeks to enroll at the University of Houston ignored for admission purposes. Once admitted under academic fresh start the student may not receive any course credit for courses undertaken 10 or more years prior to enrollment. Once ignored this coursework cannot be used to satisfy prerequisite or degree requirements at the University of Houston. The Academic Fresh Start program is open to transfer students and former students who are readmitted. Students seeking postbaccalaureate admissions are not eligible for Academic Fresh Start.
Courses that are removed from consideration under provisions of the Academic Fresh Start Program will not be removed from the student’s academic record, but the student’s UH transcript shall be annotated to identify the courses that have been removed from consideration.
For former students, academic standing resulting from coursework within 10 years of enrollment will be considered in determining future academic standing (academic warning, probation or suspension). Any academic probations and suspensions that resulted from course work removed from consideration under this program will not be counted in any future determination as to whether the student is placed on academic warning, academic probation, or academic suspension.
There may be implications for financial aid and veterans benefits for students enrolled under Academic Fresh Start. Students should contact these offices for more information.
Students admitted or readmitted under Academic Fresh Start may elect to use the provisions of this program only once at the University of Houston and only at the point of admission or readmission to the University of Houston.