University of Southern Indiana
Fresh Start Program

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).

This program allows a readmitting student who wishes to complete an unfinished undergraduate degree a one-time opportunity to apply for a "Fresh Start."   

Students will be accepted into the program if they meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. The student applies for the program at the time of readmission (acceptance into the program is irreversible).
  2. The student has not been enrolled for four or more years (minimum of 48 months).
  3. The student was academically dismissed from USI the last term enrolled.
  4. 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 following provisions:

  1. USI courses and grades received prior to the accepted term will be excluded from the cumulative GPA calculations.
  2. USI courses with grades of C or above will count as earned hours. All other credits will be forfeited.
  3. Grades from all coursework taken at USI will be used in calculating eligibility for honors and honor societies.
  4. A student must re-declare a major and complete all academic requirements in effect at readmission.
  5. Prior to completion of a degree, a student must complete 30 additional hours at USI toward graduation after acceptance into the program.
  6. Fresh Start program status will be recorded on the student's academic record.

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