Academic Status

A student's academic status is a general indication of that student's eligibility to remain in school. It may affect that student's eligibility for scholarships; his or her standing with selective service; his or her eligibility for special insurance rates, loans, and work-study programs; his or her eligibility for intercollegiate athletics; and many other student activities.

Academic status is based on the cumulative grade point average.

Academic Status Policy (effective Fall 2016)

Students are required to maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.0. Students who earn less than a 2.0 overall GPA will be placed on academic probation. While on academic probation, students must maintain a 2.0 semester GPA to avoid being placed on suspension. 

Academic Good Standing

A full-time or part-time student eligible to continue or re-enroll at the university will be in academic good standing, even if on academic probation.

Academic Probation

A student will be placed on academic probation whenever the cumulative GPA is below a 2.0 average. Once on academic probation, a student will remain on probation until the cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher is achieved. When a student on academic probation earns a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better, the student will be removed from academic probation.

Academic Suspension

A student on academic probation will be suspended from the University at the conclusion of any semester or summer session in which s/he fails to earn a semester grade point average of 2.0. First-time freshmen will not be suspended until they have enrolled for two regular semesters.

For the academic first and second suspensions, the period of suspension is one regular semester; for subsequent suspensions, it is one calendar year. In order to return to the University after a year of suspension, a student must apply for readmission in accordance with the University's policies; criteria for readmission may vary among programs.

Summer Suspension

Students suspended for the first time at the end of the spring semester may attend the summer intersession or summer school without appeal. If these students raise their cumulative GPA to a 2.0 or higher by the end of the summer session, they are placed in academic good standing and their suspension period is lifted. They may then attend the fall semester without appeal. If they do not raise their cumulative GPA to 2.0 or higher by the end of the summer session, the suspension for the fall semester is in effect. In this case, only one suspension is counted against the student.