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Academic Standards

The university expects all students, regardless of whether they are enrolled part-time or full-time, to meet certain academic standards. Students must assume personal responsibility for their own intellectual growth and personal development and should take advantage of the opportunities for academic support that the university provides.

An undergraduate student will be allowed to continue in the university as long as their cumulative grade point average (GPA) is at least 2.00. This is the minimum required cumulative GPA at the university for all students regardless of class standing or how many hours the student has attempted. A higher minimum GPA is sometimes specified by specific programs within the university. In such cases, students must adhere to the more stringent requirements as long as they are in those programs.


After the first semester that a student does not attain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00, they are placed on academic probation at the end of the term. The student is required to complete the Academic Success Plan program, a short non-credit course in Canvas. After successful completion of the Canvas course (which typically takes 1-2 hours) and advisement by their academic advisor, the student may register for the next term.


While on academic probation, if a student’s cumulative GPA is lower than 2.0 at the end of the term, they will be placed on academic probation continued. They require advisement and approval by their director to enroll in a subsequent term. The student stays on academic probation continued as long as they earn a term GPA of at least a 2.00.


While on academic probation continued, if a student does not attain a term GPA of at least 2.00 at the end of term, they will be placed on suspension. Suspension from the university must be for at least one fall or spring term. Summer terms will not count toward required minimum suspension time.


Visit the Registrar's Academic Standing FAQ for answers to the most commonly asked questions about probation, probation continued, and suspension.



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