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It is very important for Biology students to read and understand the D/F Policy as violation of this policy can result in reselection from their Biology Major.

You can review this policy on the College Science D/F Policy website.


Students are provided a limited number of Withdraws while at USF.

Please review the USF Catalog to read the Withdraw Policy.


The Excess Hours Surcharge is a policy set by the State of Florida.

As this policy may affect student tuition costs, it is very important to review the catalog and understand this surcharge.

You can review your Excess Hours counter through your DegreeWorks.

If you have any questions, regarding your ECHS, please contact your academic advisor.


Grade Forgiveness is a University process whose function is to help students get off of Academic Probation.

To review this policy, please visit the USF catalog.

Grade Forgiveness does not remove a bad grade from your transcript. Therefore, it does not remove a D/F grade from the D/F policy count.


To remain an active student at USF, you must be enrolled in at least 1 semester each calendar year. If you are not enrolled for three (3) consecutive semesters, your student status will be changed to inactive.

Once a student is inactive, they must reapply, and be readmitted to USF, in order to gain active student status again.