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Petition for Academic Bankruptcy

MISSOURI SOUTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY
OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR



YOU MUST BE CURRENTLY ENROLLED TO PETITION FOR BANKRUPTCY. SEE BELOW FOR EXPLANATION OF POLICY.

*Name: 
*Student ID Number: 
*University E-mail: 
*Address: 
*City: 
*State:
*Zip: 
*Phone: 
*Major:
*Advisor: 
*Which semester are you petitioning for bankruptcy? 
*Reason: (Be explicit, attach documentation via file upload below if possible) 
Documentation upload 1 (.doc, .docx, .pdf formats): 
Documentation upload 2 (.doc, .docx, .pdf formats): 
*What changes have occurred assuring your improved academic progress? 

A student may petition the Academic Bankruptcy Committee to eliminate one semester of academic work from MSSU in computing the academic record. Academic Bankruptcy will not remove grades from the student's permanent record. It simply allows one semester of recorded work to be eliminated in computing the student's grade point average.

To be eligible to petition for Academic Bankruptcy, a student must be currently enrolled and must document the unusual conditions that justify the petition. Students may not apply for Academic Bankruptcy once a degree has been earned. The petition may be initiated at the Registrar's Office.

Academic Bankruptcy can never be used as a means of obtaining academic honors or athletic eligibility.

Students may not apply for Academic Bankruptcy to avoid academic probation or suspension.

Academic Bankruptcy cannot be applied to transfer courses. The student should contact the institution where courses were taken and ask about their policy. If grades are subsequently bankrupted at that institution, a new transcript should be sent to MSSU indicating the change.

It is typically not recommended to bankrupt general education courses or courses required for your major since these courses must be completed to qualify for graduation. In some cases, repeating a course may be a better option. Please review the Repetition of Courses policy to see if it better fits your needs.

Repetition of Courses

Students may repeat courses in which grades ‘F, D, C, or B’ have been earned (prior to an awarded degree). When a course is repeated, the first grade will not be removed from the record, but the latest grade will be used when computing grade point averages.
Petitions for Academic Bankruptcy may be submitted to the Registrar's Office at any time. The committee will meet to consider petitions periodically throughout the year.

THIS FORM WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE IN ALTERNATIVE FORMATS UPON REQUEST. IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE, PLEASE CONTACT THE REGISTRAR'S OFFICE at (417)625-9515.
The following information will constitute as an electronic signature.
*Student E-Signature: 
*Today's Date: 
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