Academic Probation and Ineligibility

The University sets standards of academic performance that students are expected to maintain. Students failing to meet the minimum standards either are placed on probation or declared ineligible to re-enroll, based on the cumulative grade point average.

Scholarship probation is determined twice a year: at the conclusion of Semester I and at the conclusion of Summer Term. Student placed on academic probation are restricted to 12 to 13 hours per regular semester and are not eligible for active participation in any organization that represents the institution officially.

Academic eligibility is determined once a year, at the conclusion of the Summer Term for most undergraduate students. For students classified as special, eligibility is determined at the end of each enrollment period.

Any student who had been declared academically ineligible may not return to the University until one regular semester (Semester I or II) has elapsed. Following an absence of at least one regular semester, an ineligible student may petition the Academic Petitions Committee for readmission. (Petitions are available in the Office of the Registrar.) Decisions for readmission will be based on evidence that the applicant is prepared to improve the quality of his or her work.

Academic probation and ineligibility are determined by total hours and minimum cumulative grade point average, or GPA as indicated below.

Academic Probation Academic Ineligibility
Total Hours* Cumulative GPA Range Total Hours* Minimum Cumulative GPA
12-24 1.500-1.699 12-24 1.500
25-36 1.600-1.799 25-36 1.600
37-58 1.700-1.899 37-58 1.700
59 or more 1.900-1.999 59-74 1.800
75-90 1.900
91 or more 2.000

* Total hours calculated in determining academic probation and/or ineligibility include (1) quality hours (hours recorded in graded classes), (2) transfer hours, and (3) hours earned by examination or portfolio.