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Academic Probation

Students who are not making satisfactory academic progress according to the standards listed under the Minimum Standards for Retention and Graduation will be placed on academic probation. When on probation, a student may be given up to 15 additional credits to raise his/her GPA to the required level (See Academic Dismissal and Suspension and Minimum Requirements for Retention). If the student does not raise his or her GPA to the required level within 15 credits, he or she will be subject to dismissal.

Students will be placed on academic probation after a review of their grades at the end of the fall and spring semesters and at the end of the second summer session. Students will be informed in writing of their probationary status following each review.

Students placed on probation are required to meet with the Dean or Associate Dean, who may require the student to limit his or her course load in a given semester and may prescribe appropriate remedial measures. Students on probation are required to consult with an academic advisor to register for any courses.

Students may lose their financial aid if they do not attain the required GPA after being placed on probation. In rare instances, the loss of financial aid may be stipulated without any previous probation if the student’s academic standing is so poor that academic probation would not be in the student’s best interest. Since these judgments involve issues of academic qualifications and performance, as well as federal and state regulations concerning financial aid, decisions about the loss of financial aid will be made jointly by the Director of Student Financial Services and Compliance and the Dean, CPLS, acting on the recommendations of the Board of Academic Review.

Students on probation making inquiries must address them to the Associate Dean, Chair, Board of Academic Review. For further information regarding financial aid, please contact the Director of Student Financial Services and Compliance.