Academic Standing

Academic Standing

The following system is used to evaluate the academic progress of all undergraduate students. Using either the narrative or the table below, students can check their credits earned, cumulative grade point average (GPA), and current grade point average (GPA) to readily determine their academic standing. The table below lists semester hours earned (including hours in transfer) and the minimum grade point average for good standing, probation, jeopardy of dismissal, and dismissal.

Class Standing Semester Hours Earned
(Including Transfer Credits) GPA for Dismissal GPA for Probation GPA for Good Standing
Freshman 0-24 1.500 or less 1.501-1.999 2.000 or better Sophomore 25-54 1.800 or less 1.801-1.999 2.000 or better Junior 55-84 1.999 or less not applicable 2.000 or better Senior 85 or more 1.999 or less not applicable 2.000 or better


Good Standing
Each student must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of a 2.000 or higher to be in good standing.

Academic Probation
A freshman with a cumulative GPA between 1.501 and 1.999 will be placed on probation. A sophomore with a cumulative GPA between 1.801 and 1.999 will be placed on probation.

Jeopardy of Dismissal
A freshman whose cumulative GPA is 1.500 or lower and a sophomore whose cumulative GPA is 1.800 or lower will be placed in jeopardy of dismissal. Juniors and seniors whose cumulative GPA is below 2.000 will be placed in jeopardy of dismissal.

Dismissal
Students in jeopardy of dismissal have one semester to raise their cumulative GPA above the dismissal level. If the student's cumulative GPA does not rise above the dismissal level and if the current semester GPA is less than a 2.500, the student will be dismissed.

Readmission Following Dismissal
A dismissed student may apply for readmission after a period of one calendar year. Evidence of maturity and improved attitude toward academics and the written support of the student's academic advisor must support the application for readmission. The Petition to Return Form and supporting documentation must be submitted to the Registrar not less than 30 working days before the first day of classes for the chosen semester. The petition will be considered by the Academic Review Committee. Approval of a petition allows the student to enroll on a conditional basis, as stipulated by the Academic Review Committee. The academic standing for a readmitted student will be jeopardy of dismissal.

Due Process Through Appeal
If a student believes that his or her academic status is in error, he or she may submit a written appeal including written support of his or her academic advisor to the Academic Review Committee, c/o the Registrar. It is in the student's interest to appeal immediately if he or she intends to do so, but a student may do so no later than the first class day of the subsequent semester. All appeals will be considered by the Academic Review Committee.