Academic Status

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of academic records.

Academic status is determined by a student's grade point average (GPA).

  • Academic Probation - A student who fails to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
    • May continue to enroll while on Academic Probation
  • Academic Suspension I - A student who fails to maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher while on Academic Probation. Student may opt for Academic Recovery program or sit out one long semester (including summer).
    • Academic Recovery
      • Limit to 1-2 courses
      • Required action plan
      • Required visits with counselor
      • Failure to meet a 2.0 semester GPA would move student to Suspension II status
    • Students who opt not to enroll for one long semester
      • Must consult with counselor upon return
      • Returning Suspension I students remain on Academic Suspension I until cumulative GPA reaches “good standing” (cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher)
      • Failure to meet a 2.0 semester GPA moves student to Suspension II status

  • Academic Suspension II - A student who fails to maintain a 2.0 cumulative or semester GPA while on Academic Suspension I
    • Must sit out for one long semester, including summer
    • Records are activated through campus Registrar
    • Required to meet with counselor upon return
    • Returning Academic Suspension II students remain on Academic Suspension II until GPA improves (good standing)
    • Academic Suspension II students who fail to make a 2.0 semester GPA move to Academic Dismissal status
  • Academic Dismissal - A student who fails to maintain a 2.0 semester GPA while on Suspension II
    • Must sit out for one calendar year
    • After one calendar year, returning Academic Dismissal students must
      • First visit Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) for readmission
      • Consult with a counselor for development of an Academic Recovery Plan
      • Visit with campus Registrar for reactivation
    • Returning Academic Suspension II students remain on Academic Suspension II until GPA improves (good standing)
    • May continue to re-enroll by maintaining a semester GPA of 2.0 or greater

flowchart iconAcademic Status Process  (PDF will open in a new window)

Check Academic Status Online

Students can check their academic standing online:

  1. Log in to WebAdvisor
  2. Select Students
  3. Select Academic Standing under Academic Links

 

Updated April 08, 2014

 

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