Failure to Maintain Good Academic Standing

Any undergraduate student enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours will fall out of good academic standing if he or she (1) fails to achieve a 1.00 GPA in a given term or (2) fails to achieve the minimum cumulative GPA requirements outlined in the table above. The academic advisor for any student who is suspended or placed on academic probation or academic warning shall receive a copy of the letter that informs the student of his or her suspension, probation, or warning.

Undergraduate Academic Suspension

Academic suspension indicates that a student is not in good academic standing and is subject to dismissal if his or her work does not reach a satisfactory level. Undergraduate students earning a term GPA below 1.00 will be placed on academic suspension. Suspension must be appealed in writing before a student may continue with the subsequent term. Faxed, emailed, mailed, or hand delivered appeal letters will be accepted but email is strongly recommended

Note: Students will be notified of their academic suspension by US mail and Lionmail and will be provided with guidelines for writing a letter of appeal, including a specific date by which the appeal must be received. If a student’s appeal is not received by the date specified, the student will be dropped from all classes, and, if the student is a resident, his or her campus housing will be cancelled.

Students will be given seven calendar days from the date of notification of suspension to appeal. If the appeal is not received and approved within that time limit, the student will be dropped from all current and future classes.

Undergraduate Academic Probation

Academic probation indicates that a student is not in good standing and is subject to suspension or dismissal if his or her work does not reach a satisfactory level. Students who are not placed on suspension but fail to meet the cumulative GPA requirements will be placed on academic probation and must achieve the minimum cumulative GPA requirements outlined in the table by the end of the subsequent semester. Students who remain on probation for consecutive semesters may be suspended or dismissed from the University.

Undergraduate Academic Warning

All students with a GPA below 2.0 who are not placed on suspension or probation are placed on academic warning.

Any student who falls out of good academic standing may be suspended. The academic advisor for any student who is suspended or placed on academic probation shall receive a copy of the letter that informs the student of his or her suspension or probation.

Graduate Academic Suspension

A graduate student will be placed on academic suspension if he or she does not meet the minimum cumulative grade point averages listed below.

  • After attempting 18 or fewer credit hours: 2.66 GPA
  • After attempting 19-27 credit hours: 2.75 GPA
  • After attempting 28-32 credit hours: 2.8 GPA
  • After attempting 33 or more credit hours: 3.0 GPA.

In addition, any student with a term GPA less than 3.0 will be reviewed for possible suspension or probation.

Suspension must be appealed in writing before a student may continue with a subsequent term.

Graduate Academic Probation

Students failing to maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA who are not placed on academic suspension will be placed on academic probation. Students placed on academic probation may be subject to conditions (provided to the student in writing) under which he or she will be allowed to continue. Such conditions may include requiring the student to repeat the course or courses in which a deficient grade was earned. When a course is repeated, both grades will be averaged to determine the cumulative grade point average.