A “forgiveness policy” was adopted by IU Kokomo in 1997. The purpose of the policy is to establish an effective means for students to return to IU Kokomo after they have achieved poorly, affording them a fresh start. The policy stipulates that students must be pursuing their first university degree and must have been out of the IU system for at least three years. Forgiveness applies only to coursework taken at IU and does not apply to any grades that resulted from academic dishonesty. Students must apply for invocation of this policy before the end of their first semester of their return to IU Kokomo.