Fresh Start

This program allows a student who has not been in attendance at Nassau Community College (NCC) for a five year period (consisting of 10 semesters during the Spring and Fall) to cancel grades lower than C earned during previous attendance.

  • Canceled grades will not be calculated into the student's Grade Point Average (GPA) nor credited towards a degree.
  • A student may apply for this program during the semester he/she expects to complete 12 credits after re-entry
  • A candidate must complete the twelve (12) credit hours within two academic years from the time of re-entry.
  • Grades in all credit courses taken after re-entry must be C or higher. A student will be permitted withdrawal W grades only if he/she has medical or personal exceptions authorized and accepted by the Dean of Students.
  • All previously taken courses and the resulting grades will still be displayed on the student's transcript.
  • Fresh Start does not apply to NCC graduates returning to the College for further study.
  • Applications may be obtained from the Academic Advisement Center.