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Fresh Start


The Fresh Start Rule Petition is a process that will allow students who meet the criteria to have certain grades changed to a "Z" status from "E", or "D". This process changes only the grade. The number of credit hours attempted is not changed and the course(s) are not removed from the student's record or transcript.

Students who earned below-average or failing grades at Columbus State Community College, who leave and later return to the College may petition under the Fresh Start Rule to have selected courses in which they earned a D, E or U grade, removed from their Columbus State Community College academic record.

Should you require more information regarding this process please send an e-mail to: