Amendment to a Conferred Degree

Amendment to a Conferred Degree


Once a degree has been signed off by the college, conferred, and posted to the student's academic history the record is considered "closed." A University of Alabama degree is a public credential and the quality of the education, the integrity of the degree, and the reputation of the institution must be preserved. As a result, only in the rarest and most extenuating of cases would the university would make an adjustment to the academic record once the degree is conferred and posted.

"Rare and extenuating" circumstances would include the withdrawal of a degree awarded in error, withdrawal of a degree due to misconduct [investigation, hearing pending at the time of commencement], action based on a grade appeal, etc. Circumstances which do not qualify as "rare and extenuating" include attempts by a student to cleanse his/her record to enhance their acceptance into a graduate or professional program.