Students requesting readmission after an absence of three or more years may be treated as external transfers in the determination of credits and grade point average. Credit is allowed for all University of Maine at Fort Kent courses passed at the level of C- or higher. All grades remain on the academic transcript but are removed from the calculation of the cumulative grade point average.

To be eligible for Fresh Start, students must have a minimum of 30 credits remaining toward degree completion and must complete those 30 credits in residence at the University of Maine at Fort Kent. Students receiving a fresh start are ineligible for Valedictorian or Salutatorian awards. Fresh Start may impact a student’s eligibility for financial aid due to the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy. Information is available at

Students must meet the readmission guidelines for their program of study.