To create an opportunity for undergraduate students with an unacceptable grade point average to drop one semester's work from consideration for University academic degree requirements.
Impact: Undergraduate students who are granted bankruptcy status forfeit credit for all courses in the bankrupt semester. The grades and credit hours earned during that semester are disregarded for University requirements. The notification "academic bankruptcy" appears on the transcript beneath the semester's work. Bankruptcy cannot be revoked once it has been granted. Bankruptcy cannot be used more than once.
Eligibility: Only hours attempted at Morehead State University are considered for bankruptcy; transfer hours are excluded.
The requirements for academic bankruptcy are:
- The student must apply for bankruptcy before completing a degree at the University.
- The student must have attempted at least 48 semester hours at the University.
- For the term in question, the student must have a grade point average of at least 1.00 under the cumulative average for all other hours completed at the University.
Procedure: To apply for academic bankruptcy, the student obtains an Academic Bankruptcy form in the Office of the Registrar or at the following link: www.moreheadstate.edu/registrar. This form is filled out, signed by the academic advisor, the department chair, and the appropriate college dean and returned to the Registrar for verification of eligibility. The Registrar notifies the student, the academic advisor, the department chair, and the college dean in writing regarding eligibility. An appeal of the eligibility ruling is made through the Academic Standards and Appeals Committee of the University.