Satisfactory Academic Progress
William Woods University requires all students to make satisfactory academic progress. Satisfactory academic progress is determined through two measures; GPA and course completion rate.
Following are the minimum requirements for both:
Semester/Online Students (Students following a Standard Academic Year calendar):
Students in undergraduate programs must achieve a minimum grade point average of a 2.0 during any academic year. Undergraduates' process will be reviewed each semester. The student may submit an appeal to a review committee to request a probationary status if the minimum standard is not met. The student may not be eligible for federal financial aid if they do not annually meet this minimum of academic progress. Bright Flight Scholars must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for renewal. Missouri College Guarantee Program recipients must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 for renewal. In addition, students must complete their bachelor's degree within 180 attempted hours and/or associates degree within 90 hours.
Evening/Off-Campus Students (Students on a BBAY calendar):
Students in the undergraduate programs must achieve a grade point average of a 2.0 within a maximum of four months and complete a minimum of 70% of their attempted credits. Undergraduates will not be eligible for federal financial aid if they do not annually meet these minimums of academic progress. In addition, students must complete their Bachelor’s degree program within 180 attempted hours, and associates degree within 90 hours.
Attempted hours include the following:
Cumulative hours earned
Hours withdrawn (received a W on transcript)
Failed courses not repeated
All hours attempted at other institutions
These policies apply to the Semester Program/On Campus students only. Graduate College Students will need to consult the Graduate College Regulations.