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Academic Warning/Probation/Suspension


Each student whose semester and/or cumulative grade point average is less than 2.00 at the end of a grading period is warned that improvement must take place. A student may also be warned at other times of any situation prejudicial to his or her progress or continued registration.

Academic Probation

A student may be placed on academic probation at any time when, in the opinion of the Academic Guidance and Support Committee, the student has seriously endangered his or her chances of remaining in the College.

A student’s academic record may be reviewed and the student placed on academic warning or probation under the following circumstances:

  1. Failure to achieve a semester average of at least 2.00.
  2. Failure to maintain the minimum grade point average for satisfactory class standing: freshman 1.50; sophomore 1.75; junior and senior 2.00.

A student on academic probation may be limited to no more than 12 semester hours and is allowed no unexcused absence. Such a student may not participate in co-curricular activities representing the College to individuals and groups beyond the faculty, staff, or student body of the institution.

Academic Suspension

Suspension for academic reasons occurs when a student has failed to respond to previous academic warnings. The only way a suspended student can re-enter the College is by applying through the Office of Admissions.

Students previously suspended who return to the College are automatically placed on probation. If such a student fails to attain good academic standing, he or she may be dismissed from the College indefinitely.

For non-academic suspension policies, please refer to the Student Conduct/Involuntary Withdrawal section of this Catalog.

Scholarship and Co-curricular Participation

Continuation of scholarships and co-curricular participation is determined annually based on the cumulative grade point average and other applicable factors in place at the end of the academic year.

Policy Regarding Students on Academic Limitation

Students on probational or provisional status, including those admitted in the latter category, are limited in extra-curricular participation. Students on probation are not permitted to participate in any College sponsored/affiliated extra-curricular activity, and those in provisional status are limited to no more than one such activity. This restriction is in effect for each semester in which the student is under one of the conditions included in this policy. Course registrations for no credit are not prohibited by this policy.

Scholastic Requirements for Participation in Activities

In order to be eligible for Student Association offices and Resident Advisor positions, a student must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 at the end of the previous year.

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