Every student is expected to maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average on all work carried in every term, including summer sessions. Students who fail to maintain this minimum grade point average will face probation, strict probation, or suspension, as specified below.
Every student can determine his or her academic status at the end of each term, using his or her status at the beginning of the term and the grade point average at the end of the term.
If a student is not on probation and:
earns a grade point average that term of less than 2.0 but 1.0 or above, the student is placed on probation.
earns a grade point average that term of less than 1.0, the student is placed on strict probation.
If a student is on probation and:
earns a grade point average that term of less than 2.0 but 1.5 or above, the student is placed on strict probation.
earns a grade point average that term of less than 1.5, the student is suspended for at least one year.
If a student is on strict probation and:
earns a grade point average during a term of less than 2.0, the student is suspended for at least one year.
Any student on probation or strict probation will be automatically cleared of probation at the end of any term when: (1) the term’s grade point average is 2.0 or better on any number of credits, (2) the cumulative grade point average is 2.0 or better, and (3) the academic record contains no grades of Incomplete.
Students who feel the exceptional circumstances beyond their control justify a waiver of suspension may appeal their suspension to the Academic Actions Committee by the date specified in the suspension notification letter. If the student does not appeal by the date specified, the earliest opportunity that the student would be eligible for readmission would be the following semester. However, the student may initiate the appeal process during the time in which they begin serving their suspension. Information regarding the appeal process is available at the Advising and Career Center. Readmission to the university following the serving of a suspension is not automatic. Students must both request readmission from the Academic Actions Committee and apply for readmission through the Admissions Office.
Passed by the Faculty Senate on March 10, 2009, PSF 31/08-09.
Supersedes PSF 11/90-91 from October 2, 1990.