To be in good academic standing, a student must maintain a 2.0 or better cumulative GPA.
* A junior who has attempted more than110 semester hours, including withdrawals, is subject to loss of federal financial aid if his/her GPA is <2.00.
A second semester on warning leads to probation, but warning is not a prerequisite for probation.
In a case of catastrophic academic performance (e.g., D, F or W in all courses for a given term, leading to a term GPA of 1.00 or less), a first-year student may be placed on suspension without having been on probation. Otherwise, a student must be on probation for at least one semester before suspension, and a second semester below the relevant probation criterion leads to suspension.
If a first-year student or sophomore completes a semester on probation above the relevant probation criterion but below the relevant good academic standing criterion, he/she will be continued on probation. Juniors and seniors must return to good academic standing or be liable to suspension.
A student on probation must complete an academic recovery plan with the Center for Academic Success, signed by his/her adviser, within the first two weeks of the semester every semester he/she is on probation. The student must meet the academic performance milestones and any other requirements of the plan or be subject to suspension.
A student returning from suspension will be on probation until meeting the criteria for good academic standing and must complete an academic recovery plan. Students returning from suspension are expected to achieve good academic standing by the end of two semesters after being readmitted. If, after two semesters, the student remains below the relevant probation criterion, he/she will normally be permanently suspended from the university. If, after two semesters, the student is above the relevant probation criterion but still below good academic standing, he/she may have a third and final semester to achieve good academic standing.
The first suspension must include at least one semester and one summer and, depending on circumstances, may require two semesters and one summer. If the student again meets the criteria for suspension after readmission, he/she will be permanently suspended from the university.
Warnings are not subject to appeal. Academic probation or suspension may be appealed in writing to the provost. The appeal must include new information that was not available to the Academic Standing Committee and must include a recommendation by the student’s adviser and dean. An appeal based on discrimination or on capricious or negligent action by the Academic Standing Committee may also be addressed to the provost.