The transition from high school to college is a difficult one in the best of times, and this year has been especially challenging. To ensure that our first-year students have a successful experience, Fontbonne offers the Refresh program for freshmen who withdrew from or will receive a D or an F in one of the following courses:
Refresh is a free program that will be offered during the winter interim (December 15, 2021 – January 6, 2022). It will allow students to build upon any knowledge and skills they learned during the prior semester. Classes will be small and taught by faculty who will provide necessary assistance as they retake the course.
The grade earned in Refresh will replace the prior grade earned in the GPA calculations. If the new grade is higher, it will immediately raise the student’s grade point average, decreasing the risk of being placed on probation, getting suspended, or becoming ineligible to participate in athletic competitions.
Students may enroll in one of these courses at no cost if they withdrew from the course during the previous semester the course was offered, or if their final grade in the course was a D or an F.
How to Enroll
Final grades for the fall semester will be posted no later than Monday, December 13. Refresh classes start on Wednesday, December 15, and continue through January 6. Course modality varies, but all courses will have some in-person or required synchronous online (Zoom) component. If you took one of the courses listed above and believe that you qualify for this program, you must submit a change of registration form to the Registrar’s Office and/or reach out to Corey Hawkins, Director of Student Success at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 314-889-4780 by no later than December 14, 2021. You will then receive a syllabus and additional information from your course’s instructor.