Academic Fresh Start

Texas residents who apply for admission (or readmission) to a Texas public college or university and enroll as an undergraduate student may be able to begin a new course of study with a clear academic record.

Section 51.931 of the Texas Education Code “Right to an Academic Fresh Start” allows a Texas resident who has credits for college courses taken 10 or more years prior to the planned enrollment date to have those credits ignored. Academic Fresh Start clears only your academic record. Federal regulations still apply when determining student’s eligibility for financial aid and VA educational benefits. Refer to the College for All Texans website for more information.

To take advantage of this option, applicants must request it prior to their first enrollment at CTC or prior to readmissions if returning after 10 years. Applicants must submit an Application for Fresh Start to the Office of the Dean of Student Services at the time of their admissions or readmissions.

Additional information is available in the “Request for Admission under the Right to an Academic Fresh Start” application on the Central Texas College website.