Academic Standing Requirements

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:

  • Undergraduate students need a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Graduate students need a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Doctoral students need a minimum GPA of 3.25

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

Status at Start of Term (first term students) Total Credit Hours Attempted Cumulative GPA Status after Term Completion
Good Standing 0-999.99 2.0-4.0 Good Standing
Good Standing 0-21 1.0-1.99 Probation 1st term
Good Standing 0-21 0-.99 Suspended
Good Standing 21.1-42 1.26-1.99 Probation 1st term
Good Standing 21.1-42 0-1.25 Suspended
Good Standing 42.1-999.99 1.5-1.99 Probation 1st term
Good Standing 42.1-999.99 0-1.49 Suspended
Status at Start of Term (returning students) Total Credit Hours Attempted Cumulative GPA Status after Term Completion
Good Standing 0-999.99 2.0-4.0 Good Standing
Good Standing 0-21 1.0-1.99 Probation 1st term
Good Standing 0-21 0-.99 Suspended
Good Standing 21.1-42 1.26-1.99 Probation 1st term
Good Standing 21.1-42 0-1.25 Suspended
Good Standing 42.1-999.99 1.5-1.99 Probation 1st term
Good Standing 42.1-999.99 0-1.49 Suspended
Probation 1st term 0-999.99 2.0-4.0 Good Standing
Probation 1st term 0-21 1.0-1.99 Probation 2nd term
Probation 1st term 0-21 0-.99 Suspended
Probation 1st term 21.1-42 1.26-1.99 Probation 2nd term
Probation 1st term 21.1-42 1.0-1.25 Suspended
Probation 1st term 21.1-42 0-.99 Academic Dismissal
Probation 1st term 42.1-999.99 1.5-1.99 Probation 2nd term
Probation 1st term 42.1-999.99 1.26-1.49 Suspended
Probation 1st term 42.1-999.99 0-1.25 Academic Dismissal
Probation 2nd term 0-999.99 2.0-4.0 Good Standing
Probation 2nd term 0-21 1.0-1.99 Probation 3rd term
Probation 2nd term 0-21 0-.99 Suspended
Probation 2nd term 21.1-42 1.26-1.99 Probation 3rd term
Probation 2nd term 21.1-42 1.0-1.25 Suspended
Probation 2nd term 21.1-42 0-.99 Academic Dismissal
Probation 2nd term 42.1-999.99 1.5-1.99 Probation 3rd term
Probation 2nd term 42.1-999.99 1.26-1.49 Suspended
Probation 2nd term 42.1-999.99 0-1.25 Academic Dismissal
Probation 3rd term 0-999.99 2.0-4.0 Good Standing
Probation 3rd term 0-999.99 1.51-1.99 Suspended
Probation 3rd term 0-999.99 0-1.50 Academic Dismissal
Academic Warning 0-999.99 2.0-4.0 Good Standing
Academic Warning 0-42 1.25-1.99 Probation 1st term
Academic Warning 0-42 0-1.24 Academic Dismissal
Academic Warning 42.1-63 1.5-1.99 Probation 1st term
Academic Warning 42.1-63 0-1.49 Academic Dismissal
Academic Warning 63.1-84 1.75-1.99 Probation 1st term
Academic Warning 63.1-84 0-1.74 Academic Dismissal
Academic Warning 84.1-999.99 0-1.99 Academic Dismissal

Academic Standing Standards: Continuing Education Programs

Status at Start of Term Total Credit Hours Attempted Cumulative GPA Status after Term Completion
Good Standing 0-999.99 2.0-4.0 Good Standing
Good Standing 0-999.99 0-1.99 Probation 1st term
Probation 1st term 0-999.99 2.0-4.0 Good Standing
Probation 1st term 0-999.99 1.25-1.99 Probation 2nd term
Probation 1st term 0-999.99 1.0-1.24 Suspended
Probation 1st term 0-999.99 0-.99 Academic Dismissal
Probation 2nd term 0-999.99 2.0-4.0 Good Standing
Probation 2nd term 0-999.99 1.50-1.99 Probation 3rd term
Probation 2nd term 0-999.99 1.25-1.49 Suspended
Probation 2nd term 0-999.99 0-1.24 Academic Dismissal
Probation 3rd term 0-999.99 2.0-4.0 Good Standing
Probation 3rd term 0-999.99 1.5-1.99 Suspended
Probation 3rd term 0-999.99 0-1.49 Academic Dismissal
Academic Warning 0-999.99 2.0-4.0 Good Standing
Academic Warning 0-27 1.25-1.99 Probation 1st term
Academic Warning 0-27 0-1.24 Academic Dismissal
Academic Warning 27.1-40.99 1.5-1.99 Probation 1st term
Academic Warning 27.1-40.99 0-1.49 Academic Dismissal
Academic Warning 41-54.99 1.75-1.99 Probation 1st term
Academic Warning 41-54.99 0-1.74 Academic Dismissal
Academic Warning 55-999.99 0-1.99 Academic Dismissal

Academic Standing Standards: Graduate Programs

Status at Start of Term Total Credit Hours Attempted Cumulative GPA Status after Term Completion
Good Standing 0-999.99 3.0-4.0 Good Standing
Good Standing 0-999.99 2.0-2.99 Probation 1st term
Good Standing 0-999.99 0-1.99 Academic Dismissal
Probation 1st term 0-999.99 3.0-4.0 Good Standing
Probation 1st term 0-999.99 0-2.99 Academic Dismissal
Academic Warning 0-999.99 3.0-4.0 Good Standing
Academic Warning 0-999.99 0-2.99 Academic Dismissal

Academic Standing Standards: Doctoral Programs

Status at Start of Term Total Credit Hours Attempted Cumulative GPA Status after Term Completion
Good Standing 0-999.99 3.25-4.0 Good Standing
Good Standing 0-999.99 0-3.24 Academic Dismissal

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 Probation
Probation may affect a student’s ability to register and/or graduate. Graduate program students are allowed one term only on probation.

Academic Suspension
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.

Academic Dismissal
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.

Academic Warning
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).

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