Auburn Bulletin 2023-2024

Undergraduate Grade Adjustment Policy (GAP)

All regularly admitted undergraduate students, who were enrolled during Fall 2000 or after, may delete GPA computation and credit for a maximum of three (3) grades of D or F (including FA, WF or U) associated with their undergraduate degree program from the computation of their cumulative GPA. Deletion of grade computations and credit is not available to professional students in pharmacy and veterinary medicine. Grades and credit considered as transfer credit, courses earned in a previously awarded baccalaureate degree, or grades that have been assigned as a result of an academic honesty decision are excluded from this policy.

This policy does not offer exemption from academic requirements for Auburn University degrees; adjustment only applies to grade computation in individual courses.

All core and major requirements must be met for graduation. Students should be aware that D or F/FA/WF/U grades in required courses may be deleted from the computation of the cumulative GPA prior to a repeat, but if required for the degree, the course must be repeated at Auburn University before graduation.

Where a specific course is required for the core or a major, that course must be repeated to replace the adjusted grade. Courses covered by this policy and needed to meet core area requirements or elective courses within a major may, subject to the approval of the academic dean, be replaced by any course accepted for that requirement, where applicable. All courses for which a grade is awarded at Auburn University will remain on the transcript. Students may submit a written request for grade adjustment to their academic dean’s office at any time prior to graduation. Once a request for adjustment of a grade has been granted and that has been removed from the calculation of the cumulative GPA, the grade and credit cannot be restored.

Students should follow guidelines for the repeat of courses in which grades of A, B, or C have been awarded (See the following section on Other Policies on Repeat of Courses). However, all grades will be used for determining all academic honors.

All Auburn University transcripts will include two institutional GPAs: a semester GPA, and a cumulative GPA. The transcript will carry an appropriate notation that the cumulative GPA may not include grades for all courses attempted.

Note that a student may not GAP a course in a degree program once that program is complete and the degree awarded.

Note that gapped grades will be seen by graduate schools and professional programs and they may use un‐gapped GPAs in the selection process.