Students requesting readmission to the University after an absence of five or more years may be treated as external transfers in the determination of credits and grade point average. Credit is allowed for all UMF courses passed at the level of C- or higher. All grades remain on the academic transcript but are removed from calculation of the cumulative grade point average. To be eligible for Fresh Start, students must have a minimum of 32 credits remaining toward degree completion and must complete those 32 credits in residence at UMF. Fresh Start may impact a student's eligibility for financial aid due to the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.