Academic Forgiveness

Academic Forgiveness provides a second opportunity to former students who have experienced past academic deficiencies.

The purpose of academic forgiveness at HFC is to allow a student who has not performed well academically to have a maximum of twelve hours of E grades removed from his or her grade-point average.

To apply for academic forgiveness, a currently enrolled student must file an application in the Office of Registration and Records. Guidelines for the policy are as follows:

  1. Five or more years must elapse between the academic forgiveness and the last failing grade for which forgiveness is requested.
  2. The student must have earned at HFC at least six credit hours in courses numbered 100 or above and have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00 since the failing grades were received.
  3. Forgiven grades, to a maximum of twelve credit hours, will no longer be calculated into the student’s grade-point average.
  4. Forgiven grades remain on the transcript and a special notation is added explaining academic forgiveness.
  5. Academic forgiveness can be granted only once to any student.
  6. Academic forgiveness, when granted, applies to HFC courses. There is no guarantee, expressed or implied, that the academic forgiveness will be recognized by any other college or university.
  7. Academic Forgiveness will not be granted once a student has graduated from Henry Ford College.

To apply for Academic Forgiveness complete - Academic Forgiveness Form

Or visit Registration and Records to apply in person.

If you meet all the requirements for Academic Forgiveness, your transcript will marked accordingly and an "Issued to Student" transcript will be forwarded to you via US Mail. If you do not meet the requirements you will be notified by letter.

Please allow one week for processing time.