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Academic Standing Guidelines


History

Following is an updated graphic illustration of academic progress and standing guidelines approved by Faculty Senate on Nov. 18, 2013. Faculty Senate approved the minimum GPA for all student classifications to go into effect as of the fall 2014 semester.

Minimum GPA for "Good Academic Standing" for Student Classification

Minimum GPA

Classification

Completed Credits

2.00

Freshman

0-26

2.00

Sophomore

27-59

2.00

Junior

60-89

2.00

Senior

90+

Academic Standing Chart

Previous Standing

End of Current Term

Sem. GPA < 2.00
Cum. GPA ≥ 2.00

Sem. GPA < 2.00
Cum. GPA < 2.00

Sem. GPA > 2.00
Cum. GPA < 2.00

First term student with no previous standing

--

²Probation

--

Admitted on Probation (ADPR)

--

³Suspension

--

Good (GOOD)

¹Warning

²Probation

²Probation

Warning (WARN)

¹Warning

²Probation

²Probation

Probation (ACPR)

¹Warning

³Suspension

²Continued Probation

Continued Probation (CNPR)

¹Warning

³Suspension

²Continued Probation

Suspension Appeal (SPCT)4

³Suspension

³Suspension

³Suspension

Reinstate on probation following Suspension (ACSP)

¹Warning

³Suspension

²Continued Probation

  1. Warning: Does not appear on the academic record

  2. Probation/Continued Probation: Continuance of probation may be issued for as many semesters as the Semester GPA is above with the Cumulative GPA below 2.00. Probation/Continued Probation does not appear on the academic record.

  3. Suspension: Intervention by the institution for failure to demonstrate academic improvement. Suspension is issued for the immediate two grading periods following the suspended term. Suspension does appear on the academic record.

  4. Suspension Appeal: If suspended, a student may appeal with extenuating documented circumstances. Suspension appeals are noted on the official academic record after the specific term as a continuance approved by Academic Standards with the date of approval. Students must meet or exceed both the term and cum GPA to continue; if not, the student is re-suspended.

NOTE: An automatic hold is placed on the records of all students who are placed on probation, continued probation, or suspension. (An Adviser Hold for probation and continued probation and a Registrar’s Hold for suspensions.) If a suspension appeal is approved, the student is required to complete the appealed term with a Semester GPA and Cumulative GPA at or above 2.00.


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Last Updated: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 9:43:55 AM