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Academic Warning/Probation/Suspension

Warning: Any student who fails to earn at least a 2.00 grade point for the semester will receive notice of academic warning. Scholastic warning is an official notice that the work for that semester was below the 2.00 minimum cumulative grade point average required for graduation.

Probation: A student whose cumulative grade point average falls below 2.00 will be placed on academic probation.

Suspension: If probationary status continues for more than one semester or if the grade point average for a semester falls significantly below the corresponding grade point standard of 2.00 the student will be subject to academic suspension.

Suspensions, unlike Academic Dismissals, carry enabling provisions which, at the student’s initiative, allow the suspension to be formally reconsidered and imply the possibility of the resumption of study. A suspended student may not apply for readmission at the university at least for one academic year and must submit a written rationale for readmission to the academic dean to be considered for readmission.

Should the performance of a once-suspended student who has been authorized to resume study qualify for a second suspension, such qualification will result in Academic Dismissal rather than Academic Suspension.

Appeal: Students may appeal academic probation or suspension if unusual and/or mitigating circumstances have affected academic progress. Examples of such circumstances are: severe illness, an injury that has affected student performance, an illness or injury of a student’s immediate family member, death of a relative, student deployment or activation into military service, or other circumstances that have caused a student not to meet academic progress requirements. All appeals must be in writing and sent to the Academic Dean. The appeal should clearly address the circumstances that led to the action. Students must appeal within one (1) month of notification of academic probation or suspension.

Revised: 3/01/2012

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