The forgiveness policy allows a student to discount courses in the abandoned major, minor or specialization. It also allows for forgiveness of an elective that does not need to be successfully completed for graduation purposes. The transcript will reflect the student’s complete record with an added notation of “academic forgiveness declared” by the selected course(s); however, the grade(s) will not be calculated in the cumulative GPA. A forgiveness policy form is available on myLynn and will need the signature of the dean of the school of the newly chosen program, as well as registrar approval. The forgiveness policy may only be used once in a student’s college career and may only be used for a total of two courses.