Student Handbook 2021-2022


Clean Slate Policy

Masters students who have not attended Walsh for at least one-year (12 consecutive months) and are reapplying for admission to any master's program or certificate may request a one-time review of their previous academic coursework for exclusion from the grade point average (GPA) calculation under their new program. Courses chosen to be excluded from GPA calculation will include all attempts of the course. Under this policy, all courses, grades, and academic standing notations will still appear on the student’s academic transcript, but the student’s cumulative GPA for the new program will only include previous coursework required or used as electives under the new program. Students are required to sign a Clean Slate Policy form and a notation that the Clean Slate Policy has been invoked will appear on the student’s transcript. After invoking the Clean Slate Policy, the student’s transcript will not be updated until the student registers under the new program.  Courses used as part of Clean Slate, in a program in which the student graduated, cannot be used toward advanced standing, waivers, or exclusions in subsequent programs.

This option allows courses and grades from the student’s previous master's degree or certificate program to be excluded from their new degree or certificate program with the following stipulations:

Previously completed courses will not be excluded from cumulative grade point average (cumulative GPA) calculations for the new academic program if the course meets one of the following criteria:

  • Any course, including those that are dual listed, and all attempts of that course, that is a required course in the student’s new degree program
  • Any course, including all attempts of that course, that the student has chosen to include as an elective course in the new degree program
  • Any course that is being counted to reach the total number of required credit hours for a new master's degree or certificate
  • Courses whose grades have been affected by findings of academic misconduct