The Fresh Start program is designed to benefit former USI undergraduate students who are returning to the University after an extended absence and whose previous academic record was unsatisfactory (student was dismissed).
program allows a readmitting student who wishes to
complete an unfinished
undergraduate degree a one-time opportunity to apply
for a "Fresh
Students will be
accepted into the program if they meet the following
The student applies for the program at the
time of readmission (acceptance into the program
The student has not been enrolled for four or
more years (minimum of 48 months).
The student was academically dismissed from USI
the last term enrolled.
The student achieves a minimum 2.00 grade point
average on the first 12 quality hours taken after
readmission and remains in good standing status
while completing the hours.
Acceptance to the
Fresh Start program subjects a student to the
USI courses and grades received prior to the
accepted term will be excluded from the cumulative
USI courses with grades of C or above
will count as earned hours. All other credits will
Grades from all coursework taken at USI will be
used in calculating eligibility for honors and
A student must re-declare a major and complete
all academic requirements in effect at
Prior to completion of a degree, a student must complete 30 additional hours at
USI toward graduation after acceptance into the
Fresh Start program status will be recorded on
the student's academic record.