UMMC Policy and Procedure Manual E-SPH-GEN-GEN-PO-00071
Subject: SOPH Grade Forgiveness
Revised Date: 7/13/2021 Effective Date: 12/6/2016
Prepared By:
Jeanna D. Wilkes
Approved By:
Natalie W. Gaughf

Reviewed By:
Sydney R. Murphy

John D. Bower School of Population Health

DOCUMENT TYPE: Policy

REVIEW PERIOD: 2 Years

TITLE: Grade Forgiveness

PURPOSE: To establish policy regarding repeat coursework for prospective students and enrolled students of the John D. Bower School of Population Health.

POLICY:  A prospective student of the Bower School of Population Health who has successfully repeated a course at the same institution at which the original course was attempted may have the higher grade used in calculating the overall grade point average (GPA) for admission. 

An enrolled student in the Bower School of Population Health may retake a course, and the higher grade earned in the course will be used in calculating the student’s overall GPA. Although the lower grade will not be calculated into the student’s overall GPA, it will remain on the University of Mississippi Medical Center transcript.

SCOPE: All SOPH students

REFERENCE: University of Mississippi Medical Center [Intranet].  SOPH Grading. [Effective 06 December 2016].