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Academic Probation-Suspension

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Academic Probation-Suspension

Levels of Academic Standing

At the end of each semester your academic record will be reviewed to verify your grade point average and determine your academic standing.  Academic standing is determined by both your semester and your cumulative grade point average.

Academic Good Standing

To be eligible to enroll for classes, a student must be considered to be in academic good standing. Students who have been suspended are not considered to be in academic good standing and will be eligible to enroll for classes only after reinstatement. An exception to this policy is made for summer term enrollment.

Academic Probation

Students are placed on academic probation whenever their:

1. Cumulative grade point average drops below 2.0

2. Semester grade point average is less than 1.66 regardless of the cumulative grade point average.

Students on academic probation shall be restricted to enrollment in a maximum of 12-14 credits (four courses) while they are on probation. Students on probation must earn a 2.0 semester grade point average the following semester to remain in good standing. Once the cumulative grade point average goes to 2.0 or above, they are no longer on probation. If students fail to earn a 2.0 semester grade point average, while on probation, they will be suspended.

 Whenever students' semester or cumulative grade point average fall below 2.00, the students will be notified before the start of the next semester. Students may want to contact their advisors before the beginning of the semester to discuss potential modifications to the next semester's schedule.

Transfer students accepted with less than a 2.00 cumulative grade point average from all previously attended institutions will be admitted on academic probation.

Suspended students readmitted by the Student Reinstatement Committee will be readmitted on academic probation

Academic Suspension

At the end of each term the University reviews the academic records of all students. Students previously on probation will be suspended if their semester grade point average is less than 2.0.

Students suspended for failure to maintain academic good standing shall be declared ineligible to continue to enroll during any fall or spring term. Suspended students may attend classes during Summer College without being reinstated.


Suspended students are required to petition for readmission no matter how long ago the suspension occurred unless they have raised their cumulative grade point average over 2.0 through summer term enrollment. Petitions for readmission should be filed with the Registrar's Office at least one week before the beginning of the term in which they wish to re-enter.

Students will not be considered for readmission before the lapse of at least one semester unless it can be demonstrated to the Reinstatement Committee that the academic suspension was due to factors beyond the students' control and that the cause for the suspension has been removed.

If students have been suspended previously and been readmitted, they will not be eligible to be considered for readmission until a period of one year has elapsed unless they can satisfactorily demonstrate that the cause for suspension has been removed. Re-entry transfer students must furnish official transcripts. Admission, even after the above waiting periods, is not guaranteed. It will be necessary for the students to demonstrate that their studies can be successfully completed.

Personal Appeal

If students' written Petition for Reinstatement are denied, the students have the right to a personal appeal. Students will need to meet with the Reinstatement Committee personally. Students should be aware that a personal appeal must be supported by information and/or documentation over and above what was provided on the written petition, if the appeal is to have a chance to succeed.

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