Hi–we discussed this two years ago at U of Alabama’s Graduate Council, and came up with our Academic Fresh Start Policy. It allows students to “reset” their GPA to start over in either the same program or another program (after a 3 year hiatus). But the prior credits don’t count, so it is a true “starting over.” The link is https://catalog.ua.edu/graduate/about/academic-policies/admission-criteria/ – click on “Readmission” and then find “Readmission Fresh Start.” Glad to answer any questions about that.