Who’s giving students a free chance to boost grades

Fontbonne University first-year students can replace a D, F or withdrawal

Fontbonne University in St. Louis is offering first-year students a free chance to improve their first semester grades during an online winter break session.

Through the Refresh program, first-year students who withdrew from a fall 2020 course or received a D or an F can retake one of six introductory classes between Dec. 16 and Jan. 7.

“We recognize that even in the best of times, the transition from high school to college can be difficult for many students,” said Dr. Adam Weyhaupt, vice president for academic affairs at Fontbonne. “The COVID-19 pandemic has made this year especially challenging for first-year students, so we are implementing the Refresh program to help ensure they have a successful start to their college careers.”

The grades students earn during winter break will replace their first-semester grades, decreasing any risk of potential academic probation, suspension or ineligibility for athletics.

The classes include composition, statistics, management principles, information literacy and U.S. and Missouri Constitutions.

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Matt Zalaznick
Matt Zalaznick
Matt Zalaznick is a life-long journalist. Prior to writing for District Administration he worked in daily news all over the country, from the NYC suburbs to the Rocky Mountains, Silicon Valley and the U.S. Virgin Islands. He's also in a band.

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