A student's academic standing is based on grade point average (GPA) in conjunction with total earned credits (including transfer credits) and is evaluated after the completion of each term of enrollment. Academic standing standards differ by program of study, outlined in the following academic standing standards charts.
If you are not in good standing or have questions about the requirements for graduation, you should make an appointment with an academic counselor for assistance in assessing your situation.
Students who meet the following criteria are considered to be in good standing:
According to the following academic standing standards, students who do not satisfy good standing requirements will be placed on probation, suspended or dismissed.
Academic Standing Standards: Undergraduate Day and Online Programs
Academic Standing Standards: Continuing Education Programs
Academic Standing Standards: Graduate Programs
Academic Standing Standards: Doctoral Programs
Note: Doctoral students will be dismissed if GPA is less than 3.25, or when they earn a grade of F, WF or W in any course (no classes may be repeated).
Academic ProbationProbation may affect a student’s ability to register and/or graduate. Graduate program students are allowed one term only on probation.
Suspended students may not matriculate at the university for at least one term and are expected to work on academic deficiencies. To return to the university, these students must petition the Committee on Academic Standing, providing a letter of intent and documentation of academic improvement. The committee will consider appeals that document mitigating circumstances.
Dismissed students may no longer matriculate at the university and are expected to work on academic deficiencies. To return to the university, students may petition the Committee on Academic Standing, providing a letter of intent and documentation of academic improvement. The committee will consider appeals that document mitigating circumstances.
Students who are reinstated into the university will be placed on Academic Warning. These students risk permanent dismissal from the university if they are unable to meet academic standing guidelines. The warning designation is sometimes used to override academic standing decisions at the end of the term due to mitigating circumstances. Undergraduate students will be allowed to register for a maximum of 13.5 credits in academic classes or 15 credits in laboratory classes. In addition, these students will be required to attend a mandatory student skills strategies seminar and tutoring in identified content areas (failure to complete this requirement will result in immediate dismissal).