In addition to the requirements of a major, the University requires a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade-point average (CGPA) for an undergraduate degree. To ensure progress toward a degree, the University uses three levels of academic statuses:
- Good Standing
- Academic Warning
- Academic Suspension
- Academic Dismissal
|Status at beginning
of semester *
at end of semester
|Semester GPA||Status at end
|Good Standing||2.00 or higher||2.00 or higher||Good Standing|
|Good Standing||2.00 or higher||Less than 2.00 ±||Good Standing|
|Good Standing||Less than 2.00||Less than 2.00||Academic Warning|
|Academic Warning||2.00 or higher||2.00 or higher||Good Standing|
|Academic Warning||Less than 2.00||2.00 or higher||Academic Warning|
|Academic Warning||Less than 2.00||Less than 2.00||Academic Suspension|
Note: First semester students are exempted for the first 18 attempted credits (Summer semester credits are excluded) since their semester GPA is the same as their cumulative GPA.
After grades post at the end of each semester, academic records are reviewed to determine a cumulative grade-point average (CGPA) for academic progress. Maintaining adequate progress for a degree is defined by meeting a 2.00 CGPA. Students who do not maintain a 2.00 CGPA move into a status of Academic Warning.
A student in Academic Warning will have a hold placed on registration of subsequent semesters and must meet with an academic adviser for this registration hold to be removed. All notifications concerning the hold will be sent to a student’s campus email address.
Note: The Academic Warning registration hold will not impact schedule adjustment of the semester in progress. A student can adjust their current schedule, but will not be allowed to register during the next enrollment period unless the hold is lifted by their adviser. Example - if an Academic Warning hold is applied as the result of fall grades, a student may adjust their spring schedule, but will have a hold for future terms until it is lifted or they reach Good Standing again.
Meeting with Your Adviser to Release Your Hold
Academic Warning is not a punishment or the end of a student's academic career. The hold is a notification that it is time to seek help in taking an active approach to improving academics. During the required meeting with an adviser, students should:
- Reflect on the challenges that led to Academic Warning and develop a plan for success
- Discuss the resources available for support
- Plan a balanced schedule for the upcoming semester
- Understand CGPA, grades required for Good Standing, and the Suspension Policy
Students will be academically suspended from the University if:
- They earn less than a 2.00 semester grade-point average while on Academic Warning
A student who has been academically suspended may not schedule courses at the University for two consecutive semesters (Note: Summer session is equal to one semester and includes all courses offered after Spring semester and before Fall semester).
If a suspension is required, a student should meet with their assigned adviser to discuss their department’s policy for re-enrollment. During a meeting with an advisor, students can also consider:
- Challenges that led to the suspension
- If returning is the right option, and how to overcome challenges
- Goals for the time suspended
A student returning from academic suspension must apply for re-enrollment as defined in policy 58-00 (or admission, if he/she is a degree-seeking provisional student) and returns to the University in warning status, with his/her former cumulative grade-point average, and with a hold placed on the registration. The student must receive written support obtained in the college/major (or DUS) the student intends to pursue (Faculty Senate Policy 54-40).
If approved for re-enrollment after suspension, a student must earn a minimum 2.00 semester grade-point average or be academically suspended again.
A student can be academically suspended from the University two times. If, after two suspensions the student fails to achieve at least a 2.00 semester grade-point average, the student is subject to academic dismissal (Faculty Senate Policy 54-50).
A student who has been placed on academic suspension two times and fails to achieve at least a 2.00 semester GPA is subject to academic dismissal and is no longer permitted to take courses at the University.
After a period of four calendar years, a student who has been academically dismissed from the University may seek re-enrollment to the University by requesting academic renewal (Faculty Senate Policy 54-90).