Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Sayre Policies

Academic Reprieve Policy

  • The semester’s work to be considered for reprieve may have been completed at any accredited college or university.
  • At least three years must have elapsed between the period in which the semester being requested reprieved was completed and the reprieve request.
  • Prior to requesting the academic reprieve, the student must have earned a grade point average of 2.0 or higher with no grade lower than a “C” in all performance courses completed since the “reprieved semester.” This course work may have been completed at any accredited higher-education institution.
  • Only one semester’s work may be reprieved.
  • The academic reprieve removes all grades earned during the reprieved semester from the retention and graduation grade point average. All work in the reprieved semester will be counted in the cumulative grade point average.
  • A student may not receive more than one academic reprieve.
  • Academic reprieves granted by other colleges and universities are not recognized. Students who received academic reprieves from other colleges and universities may apply for academic reprieves under SWOSU guidelines.
  • Students who receive an academic reprieve are not eligible to graduate with honors.
  • Students should not assume that an academic reprieve will be considered when apply for admission to programs such as Pharmacy, Nursing, and Teacher Education.