Catalog 2023-2024

Grade Forgiveness Policy

Subject to the guidelines below, an undergraduate student may retake up to three courses under the University grade forgiveness policy to replace a grade previously earned in a course. This policy does not apply to courses in which the student earned a grade of “C” or better, but only to courses in which a student earned a grade of less than “C”.


Please note that the UTAMPA 101, UTAMPA 102, UTAMPA 103, UTAMPA 104, BAC 102, HON 100, or HON 102 courses may only be retaken for grade forgiveness the next semester (fall or spring) the course is offered. After that time, UTAMPA 101, UTAMPA 102, UTAMPA 103, UTAMPA 104, BAC 102, HON 100, or HON 102 may not be retaken or used for grade forgiveness.


The required procedure and other guidelines for the grade forgiveness policy are as follows:

  1. The student must complete and submit a Request for Grade Forgiveness form via Workday. If the form is properly completed and all requirements for the grade forgiveness are satisfied, the Academic Advising Office will forward the form to the Registrar’s Office for processing. The final deadline for filing any Request for Grade Forgiveness Forms is the last day of final exams during the semester in which the student graduates.
  2. All grades remain on the student’s transcript. The original course attempt will have an annotation of a Z next to the original grade indicating that the course has been repeated for forgiveness.
  3. Both the forgiven course and the repeated course must be taken at The University of Tampa under the standard grading system (A–F, including NF and WF); forgiveness of S/U courses is not permitted. If the student withdraws from the course being repeated, the withdrawal or “W” grade cannot be used for grade forgiveness.
  4. The student is permitted to file for grade forgiveness for the same course only one time.
  5. Without utilizing grade forgiveness, the student who repeats the same course at UT will receive credit only once for the course (unless the course is listed in the catalog as approved for multiple attempts), and all grades in the course will be averaged into the student’s cumulative grade point average.
  6. Students who earn an Academic Integrity violation as part of a course grade may not use forgiveness on the course.
  7. Under unusual circumstances, a different but similar course may be used if the department offering the course and the Office of the Associate Provost approve the substitution. Therefore, with prior approval of the department offering the course and the Office of the Associate Provost, a course different from the original course may be substituted in the following cases:
  8. The substitute course differs in prefix, number, hours or title but does not differ substantially in content from the original course.
  9. The substitute course replaces a course no longer offered by the institution.