Understanding Academic Standing

GPA Requirements for Good Academic Standing

You will be allowed to continue at the university as long as the cumulative GPA indicated in the following scale is maintained. Please be aware that some academic programs may require you to maintain a higher GPA than the ones outlined below in order to make reasonable progress toward graduation in that degree program.

  • 0-14 hours attempted (including transfer credit): 1.5 GPA
  • 15-29 hours attempted (including transfer credit): 1.75 GPA
  • 30 hours and above attempted (including transfer credit): 2.0 GPA

Academic Probation

The first time that your GPA falls below the minimum required, you will be placed on academic probation.  Academic probation is a serious matter, and you should take all possible steps toward academic improvement.  Students placed on academic probation are in jeopardy of losing scholarships and possibly financial aid as well.

Academic Suspension

The first time that you fail all courses while enrolled full-time or the third consecutive time that you fail to earn the minimum required GPA, you will be placed on academic suspension. When this happens, you are not allowed to attend the university for one semester; and if you have registered for courses for the upcoming semester, those classes will be dropped. You may, however, appeal this suspension. You must contact your academic department to begin the appeal process; and should you be allowed to continue, you will be required to earn a contract GPA for the upcoming semester.