General University Probation/Suspension Policy

Failure to maintain minimum standards will cause a student to be placed on probation or suspension. Conditions governing probation and suspension are listed below:

  1. Any student whose cumulative grade point average falls below 2.0 is placed on probation.
  2. Any student on probation who does not receive a 2.0 semester grade point average is suspended.
  3. Any student on probation for three consecutive regular semesters is suspended. (This is possible if the student who has a cumulative grade point average earns a semester grade point average of 2.0 or above but does not raise the cumulative grade point average above 2.0) However, a student on probation who has earned a 2.0 or better for three consecutive semesters can appeal the suspension to the Admission and Academic Standards Committee before serving the suspension. A decision to continue the student’s probation in lieu of suspension must be approved by the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.
  4. If a student’s cumulative GPA drops below 1.00 at the end of any long semester (fall or spring), the student will be suspended.
  5. The length of the first suspension is one regular semester. The second suspension is for one year. After a second suspension, a student must meet all academic requirements or be dismissed.
  6. Academic probation and suspension will be noted on the student’s permanent record.
  7. Following suspension, a student is on probation for the next semester and thus is governed by the guidelines for students on probation.  Students who are suspended are expected to strengthen their academic skills by pursing credit or non-credit courses or programs related to their academic or career objectives, or engage in other activities that can positively impact students’ preparation for success upon returning to the University following a suspension.

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