The University of Missouri-Kansas City has an Amnesty policy to
enable those students who did not perform adequately in their
undergraduate enrollment at UMKC to be given a second chance to
pursue their academic goals. The policy is as follows:
I. A student may apply or petition for amnesty if she or he meets the following requirements:
Note: Amnesty will not be considered for
students who are concurrently enrolled or who intend to enroll at
colleges and universities other than UMKC.
- Has not been enrolled at UMKC at any time during the past two years.
- Applies for readmission at UMKC and applies for academic
amnesty at the same time or applies for amnesty before the end of the first semester of re-enrollment.
II. Academic Amnesty will be implemented as follows:
- Grades for all UMKC courses taken in the semester or semesters for which
amnesty is requested will be marked if the request is approved.
The student may not choose specific courses to be included, leaving
other courses with an unmarked original grade.
- The original grade will remain on the student's record, but will
be marked by an "x" preceding the grade. For plus/minus grades,
the plus or minus will be dropped and the base grade will be used.
For example, grades of A, B+, B, B-...F will be changed to XA, XB,
....XF. These hours and grades will remain on the transcript,
but will not count toward cumulative hours nor GPA, nor can they
be used to fulfill any degree requirements, regardless of the
- A statement "Grades granted amnesty by faculty committee action"
(or similar) will follow the courses granted
- The change to the transcript will be processed within 30 days
following an approved petition for amnesty but in no case sooner than
the end of the fourth week of classes in the first term in which the
If the student then withdraws before grades are awarded at the
end of that term the grades will be returned to the original
- Students can receive amnesty only one time.