Academic Probation

Academic probation is an identified time of concern for the student’s academic progress. Students may be placed on academic probation for a number of reasons. A student whose cumulative GPA at the end of either semester falls below the minimum academic standards will normally be placed on academic probation. It is also possible that a student with a cumulative GPA above 2.00 may be placed on academic probation for not making normal progress toward a degree (i.e., not earning at least 24 credits in the two preceding semesters) or as the result of a successful dismissal appeal.

Students on academic probation remain on probation for the entire following semester and remain eligible for financial aid during that probationary semester. They are required to maintain no fewer than 12 credits during the probationary semester. During their probationary semester students must earn grades to assure a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 at the end of the semester. They may take no course for S/U grading, except courses offered only on an S/U basis.

A student whose cumulative GPA remains below the minimum standards at the end of a probationary semester is subject to dismissal. However, if satisfactory progress has been made toward the required GPA, the student may be able to repeat probation for a second consecutive semester and may be eligible for financial aid. Final decisions on repeat probation are made by the academic dean or the dean's designee.

A student who receives two failures in a semester or whose cumulative GPA falls below 1.00 may be dismissed without having been on probation. Special cases will be subject to the judgment of the academic dean or the dean's designee.