Grade Forgiveness

Grade Forgiveness Policy


Effective autumn semester 2015, under the recently approved Grade Forgiveness Rule, students can petition to complete a second attempt at a course and apply grade forgiveness to the first attempt. Students must file the online Grade Forgiveness Petition by the 4th Friday of the Autumn and Spring semester (alternated deadlines may apply for summer courses).

The parameters of the Grade Forgiveness Rule are as follows:

  • Students must submit a Grade Forgiveness Rule petition to their academic advisor no later than the fourth Friday of the term in which the student is enrolled in the second attempt of a course.
  • Students seeking to repeat a high-demand course in which they have already earned a passing grade may not receive permission to repeat it until students who truly need to take the course have had a chance to enroll.
  • If approved, the first attempt's grade and credit hours will be removed from the Ohio State cumulative grade-point average (GPA) upon completion of the second attempt.
  • Students who earn Transfer (K) credit for a course (first attempt) and then choose to take it again at Ohio State (second attempt) may not apply forgiveness to the second attempt by completing a third attempt.
  • Students who earn EM credit for a course (first attempt) and then choose to take it again at Ohio State (second attempt) may apply forgiveness to the second attempt by completing a third attempt. Examples of EM-Credit by Exam include AP, IB, A-level Proficiency Exam.
  • Forgiveness only impacts the Ohio State cumulative GPA calculation. All grades remain on the student's transcript.
  • Academic standing is not retroactively reviewed if a first attempt's grade is removed from the GPA calculation due to forgiveness.
  • For students admitted to Ohio State Autumn 2015 and later, a maximum of three courses can be repeated under this policy. Students who were admitted to Ohio State Summer 2015 or earlier should review the information below to determine their eligibility.

Forgiveness Course Equivalents for Math Courses


Some students may need to complete a prerequisite course before taking the course listed below. Any questions about Grade Forgiveness of math courses or prerequisite coursework should be addressed with the Math Advising Office.

Keep in mind that students considering applying to graduate or professional schools, or even to other colleges at Ohio State, all earned grades will be considered  (including those forgiven under the Grade Forgiveness Rule) in the admissions process.  The other college or unit may recalculate the original grade(s) into a student's cumulative GPA.

Pre-Calculus


Students who took:

  • Math 1050 → forgiven by Math 1050
  • Math 1074 or 1075 → forgiven by Math 1074 or 1075
  • Math 1116 → forgiven by Math 1116
  • Math 1130 → forgiven by Math 1130 or 1148
  • Math 1148 → forgiven by Math 1148 only
  • Math 1149 → forgiven by Math 1149
  • Math 1150 → forgiven by Math 1150 -OR- both Math 1148 and 1149*

*Note: It is the grade in Math 1148 that does the forgiving; however, students must take both Math 1148 and 1149 (unless they have prior credit for Math 1148).

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Calculus


Students who took:

  • Math 1131 → forgiven by Math 1131 or 1151
  • Math 1140 → contact the Math Advising Office for options
  • Math 1141 → contact the Math Advising Office for options
  • Math 1151 or 1156→ forgiven by Math 1151 or 1156
  • Math 1152 or 1172 → forgiven by Math 1152 or 1172
  • Math 2153 → forgiven by Math 2153
  • Math 2173 → forgiven by Math 2173
  • Math 2174 → forgiven by Math 2174
  • Math 2177 → forgiven by Math 2177

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Accelerated Calculus


Students who took:

  • Math 1161.xx or 1181H → forgiven by Math 1151 and 1152/1172*
  • Math 2162.xx or 2182H → forgiven by Math 1152 and Math 2153**

*Note: It is the grade in Math 1152 that does the forgiving; however, students must take both Math 1151 and 1152 (unless they have prior credit for Math 1151).  Students without credit for Math 1151 can attempt the EM test for this course.
**Note: It is the grade in Math 2153 that does the forgiving; however, students must take both Math 1152 and 2153 (unless they have prior credit for Math 1152).  Students without credit for Math 1152 can attempt the EM test for this course.

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Honors Analysis


Students who took:

  • Math 4181H → forgiven by Math 1151 and 1152/1172*
  • Math 4182H → forgiven by Math 2513

*Note: It is the grade in Math 1152 that does the forgiving; however, students must take both Math 1151 and 1152 (unless they have prior credit for Math 1151).  If students have prior credit for both 1151 and 1152, then students must use 2153 to forgive 4181H.

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