Student Name _____________________________________________________________ Student ID ______________
1. I am requesting consideration for Fresh Start status which provides me an opportunity to improve my academic
standing at SUNY Erie. I understand the following criteria and requirements for Fresh Start.
2. I previously attended SUNY Erie but have not been in attendance for three or more years.
3. I met with a Counselor to review Fresh Start eligibility. All completed documents must be submitted to a
Counselor by the last day of the semester.
4. I will receive the Fresh Start grade adjustment after successful completion of a minimum of 12 credit hours and
earning a GPA of 2.5 or higher in those 12 credit hours. (Note: If you are a part time student, it is not necessary
to enroll in 12 credit hours in the semester when you apply for a Fresh Start)
5. I understand that following a Fresh Start, cumulative average is determined using only courses with a passing
grade prior to the Fresh Start period and all course work taken after readmission.
6. I understand that as a result of being granted “Fresh Start”, I will receive credit toward the total degree
requirement for only those courses taken prior to my three year absence from SUNY Erie in which I earned
a passing grade.
7. I understand that under this policy, grades that are forgiven will not be used to calculate GPA at SUNY Erie but
8. I understand that Fresh Start is extended only once during the my enrollment at SUNY Erie.
9. I understand that all completed documents will be forwarded to the Academic Divisional Dean for approval
Student Signature ___________________________________________________________________ Date __________
Counselor Name (Print):
__________________________________________________________________ Date __________
Divisional Dean Signature
_____________________________________________________________ Date __________
*After the student and counselor signs, the form should be scanned into the Academic Appeals Team Site on ECC One Drive
You must save this file to your computer before entering your information. Do not complete form
while on your Internet browser. Save file, type in information, save again on your computer and
then email the form.
Fresh Start Agreement