CLEP for grade forgiveness?

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Okay, I have a strange situation.

When I was at my community college I registered for a American History class and I never attended, and got a WF. I asked them if I could take the CLEP test for that class, and if it could remove the 0 from my GPA if I passed it. They said yes, I took the CLEP, I passed, and my GPA at the community college was recalculated with out the WF.

Now that I've transferred, I'm having some issues getting my University to accept it, but from my understanding, the articulation agreement that we have in Florida requires them to accept all grade forgiveness granted under an AA degree.

Anyways, I have a WF as a grade, but I do have credit for the class through CLEP. I am wondering if anyone knows if AACOMAS would accept this form of grade forgiveness. I also want to know, if they do NOT accept this form of grade forgivess, even though I've already graduate from that community college, would I be allowed to retake this course (allthough I already have CREDIT for it) in order to attain real grade forgiveness in the eyes of AACOMAS. Problem is I don't believe I'm allowed to take that course for credit nor grade, since I already have credit for it.

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Okay, I have a strange situation.

When I was at my community college I registered for a American History class and I never attended, and got a WF. I asked them if I could take the CLEP test for that class, and if it could remove the 0 from my GPA if I passed it. They said yes, I took the CLEP, I passed, and my GPA at the community college was recalculated with out the WF.

Now that I've transferred, I'm having some issues getting my University to accept it, but from my understanding, the articulation agreement that we have in Florida requires them to accept all grade forgiveness granted under an AA degree.

Anyways, I have a WF as a grade, but I do have credit for the class through CLEP. I am wondering if anyone knows if AACOMAS would accept this form of grade forgiveness. I also want to know, if they do NOT accept this form of grade forgivess, even though I've already graduate from that community college, would I be allowed to retake this course (allthough I already have CREDIT for it) in order to attain real grade forgiveness in the eyes of AACOMAS. Problem is I don't believe I'm allowed to take that course for credit nor grade, since I already have credit for it.

If someone looked at your Com College transcript and it shows 2 grades or if there is an indication that grade forgiveness was used then a WF will be placed on your AACOMAS transcript but the final grade will be used in the GPA calculation instead of the WF.

The policy at AACOMAS is to show ALL grades.

You should contact AACOMAS.
 
To further elaborate, you will have to send both transcripts to AACOMAS. So regardless of whether your university accepted the arrangement at the CC, if the CC transcript shows two enteries, both grades will have to be reoprted. However, only the retake will be calculated into the GPA.
 
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The funny thing is that there is NO retake grade. What happened was I passed the CLEP test, for which I do not get a grade, and they took the WF OUT of my GPA, instead of replacing it with something.
 
At the Community College, the transcript shows the WF, and there's symbol next to it that I believe indicates grade forgiveness, and the WF is not counted in my cumulative GPA at that school.

At the University, there is no detail from my CC classes unless they're part of my major, and there's simply a cumulative GPA in which the WF is included.
 
what was the grade earned for the CC class after the WF?

You're not understanding. There was NO GRADE earned. I simply took a CLEP test and PASSED IT, but you don't recieve a grade for that, you only get credit.
 
The funny thing is that there is NO retake grade. What happened was I passed the CLEP test, for which I do not get a grade, and they took the WF OUT of my GPA, instead of replacing it with something.

At the Community College, the transcript shows the WF, and there's symbol next to it that I believe indicates grade forgiveness, and the WF is not counted in my cumulative GPA at that school.

Okay, so they took the WF out of your GPA. It's as if the class never existed for GPA calculation purposes, but the class entry with a grade of WF is still listed on your transcript. Correct?

Under AACOMAS, you are required to list everything exactly as it appears on your official transcript. I'm fairly certain of that. They do their own GPA calculations using all the data that you provide, according to their rules.

Here's what I was able to find that seems to pertain to your situation:

AACOM said:
Withdraw/Fail: if the grade of "WF" is granted and is included in the GPA at your institution, the letter grade of "F" will be listed in the AACOMAS Grade column and included in your GPA calculations.

AACOM said:
Advanced Placement: advanced credit granted by examination, including the College Level Equivalency Program (CLEP). The subjects and credit hours you received for these courses must appear on your official transcript. If these do not appear on the transcript, an official letter from the registrar is required. Advanced credit appearing on the transcript without subject or course names will be classified as non-science unless official documentation is received. If a letter grade is shown on the official transcript, the letter grade should be listed in the AACOMAS Grade column and included in your GPA calculations. If a grade is not shown on the official transcript or the course is indicated as being passed, then enter the semester hours and, under AACOMAS grade, select "Advanced Placement".

Here's the link from the AACOM FAQ page, so you can do your own research. Crookshanks, I would definitely call AACOM about your situation, since it seems a bit unconventional. Get their official word. Sorry I couldn't be of more help on this matter. :(

Problem is I don't believe I'm allowed to take that course for credit nor grade, since I already have credit for it.

This is a matter that you will want to discuss with an academic advisor at your institution. They can provide you with their particular rules about repeating classes and on how to do it, if it is possible. What will happen, if you end up retaking it, is that both your original class/grade and your repeat class/grade will be listed on your AACOMAS, but AACOMAS will only use your latest grade in your GPA calculation. That's what happens in conventional situations. However, since your situation is unconventional, I'd definitely check with AACOM on what to do.
 
Originally Posted by AACOM
Withdraw/Fail: if the grade of "WF" is granted and is included in the GPA at your institution, the letter grade of "F" will be listed in the AACOMAS Grade column and included in your GPA calculations.

Thanks for the advice spicedmanna. It's interesting to note that this quote says "IF the grade of "WF" is ...INCLUDED in the GPA at your institution." Technically, the answer to that is NO, it's not included, so apparently I wouldn't need to list it as an F on the AACOMAS. That's what it appears to say. I will check with them to make sure when the time comes.
 
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