Academic Bankruptcy

Under specified conditions, undergraduate students who have interrupted their college careers for a period of at least three (3) consecutive calendar years may declare academic bankruptcy. Students must apply for academic bankruptcy by the last day to withdraw from classes without a "W" during the first semester, session, or term for which they are enrolled subsequent to the three-year period resulting in eligibility for the academic bankruptcy option. These dates are published within the academic calendar

Under this policy, college-level work done at an earlier date is eliminated from computation of the grade-point average and cannot be applied toward a degree at LSU Eunice. Such work, however, will not be removed from students’ scholastic records and transcripts. Academic bankruptcy may be declared only once and, once declared, may not be reversed. Students qualifying for academic bankruptcy are admitted on academic probation. Students should be aware that not all colleges and universities recognized academic bankruptcy policies of another institution, and may consider all courses previously attempted when determining admissibility or establishing a transfer grade point average.

Academic bankruptcy declared at any other institution will be evaluated on an individual basis upon the student’s admission to LSU Eunice. Students may obtain details on this policy from their academic division head or the Office of the Registrar.


Academic bankruptcy form