Academic Standings

Good Standing

Diploma/Certificate Students
1-29 credit hours = 1.75
30+ credit hours = 2.00

Associate or Bachelor Degree Students
1-44 credit hours = 1.75
45+ credit hours = 2.00

Academic Warning

Students earning less than the required GPA for a term, but whose accumulative GPA is above the minimum required, will be placed on academic warning.

Academic Probation

Students whose accumulative GPA falls below the minimum required will be placed on Academic Probation. They will then have one quarter or two sessions to raise their accumulative average to the minimum required or they may be considered for suspension.

Academic Suspension

Students who are on probation and do not raise their accumulative average to the designated GPA may be academically suspended for a minimum of one session or quarter.  Any dorm student who is academically suspended must sign an exit sheet at the Housing Office.

Suspended students must make a written appeal for re-admission. Students’ letters should explain the reason for the low GPA and the steps they plan to take to raise their GPA to a level of “good standing.”  The letters should be submitted to the Director of Advising.  Students must also meet with a staff member of the Student Success Department to prepare an academic success plan.  This appeal must be approved by the Academic Qualifications Committee and/or the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost.

Academic Dismissal

After re-admission into the University, students who do not meet the requirements may be permanently dismissed.

Students are required to retake courses in which they have received F’s. Students who fail the same course three times may be permanently dismissed.

Students who fail to make academic progress toward graduation for three consecutive sessions or two quarters at any point in their academic program may also be subject to dismissal.  The Academic Qualifications Committee and/or the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost may accelerate a student’s dismissal for lack of academic progress.

After a seven-year hiatus, students who were dismissed from the University may apply for re-admission under the Second Chance provision (see Academic Affairs section in catalog).  They must provide documentation that would support their claim that they could successfully complete an academic program.  The Second Chance provision can only be used one time.

Click here for appeal guidelines.