Trenholm State Community College

Academic Bankruptcy

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Academic Bankruptcy

A student must complete a request for Academic Bankruptcy listing the courses he/she wishes to bankrupt. This form which is located on the College’s website at www.trenholmstate.edu must be signed by the Director of Records/College Registrar and a Financial Aid Official. A student may declare academic bankruptcy only once. Implementation of academic bankruptcy at the College does not guarantee that other college/universities will approve such action. This determination will be made by the respective transfer college/university. A student may declare academic bankruptcy under the following conditions:

  1. If fewer than three (3) calendar years have lapsed since the term for which the student wishes to declare bankruptcy, the student may declare academic bankruptcy on all coursework taken during the one semester, provided he/she has taken a minimum of 12 semester credit hours since the bankruptcy term occurred. All coursework taken, even hours completed satisfactorily during the term for which academic bankruptcy is declared, will be disregarded in the cumulative grade point average.
  2. If three (3) or more calendar years have lapsed since the most recent semester for which the student wishes to declare bankruptcy, he/she may declare academic bankruptcy on all coursework taken prior to 12 semester credit hours of coursework since the bankruptcy term occurred. All coursework taken, even hours completed satisfactorily, during semester(s) for which academic bankruptcy is declared will be disregarded in the cumulative grade point average.
  3. When academic bankruptcy is declared, the term “ACADEMIC BANKRUPTCY” will be reflected on the transcript for each semester affected. The transcript will be stamped “ACADEMIC BANKRUPTCY IMPLEMENTED.” All individual courses and grades will remain on the permanent transcript. Academic Bankruptcy cannot be considered by the Financial Aid Office when calculating Satisfactory Academic Progress.

History of
Excellence

For half a century, thousands of students have charted their path to success at Trenholm State Community College. From the 1960s to today, we have been part of the fabric of Montgomery and the River Region, growing to include diverse programs of study, multiple campuses, and online learning. Now, we celebrate the present and move forward with a renewed dedication to our community and the success of our students. We invite you to join us.

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Trenholm Campus:
1225 Air Base Blvd
Montgomery, Alabama 36108
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Post Office Box 10048
Montgomery, Alabama 36108