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Academic Warning/Probation/Suspension




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




A student whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.00 will be placed on academic probation.




If probationary status continues for more than one semester or if the GPA for a semester falls significantly below the corresponding GPA 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 re-admission to the University for at least  one academic year and must submit a written rationale for re-admission to the  Undergraduate Academic Dean to be considered for re-admission.


Should the GPA of a suspended student who has been authorized to resume study fall below 2.00, this will result in Academic Dismissal rather than Academic Suspension.




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 submitted in writing to the Undergraduate 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.




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