Continuing Students: Academic Probation
Once on probation, any student who earns a quarterly GPA of 2.4 or higher, yet fails to raise the cumulative GPA to 2.0 or above, will be put on probation hold. Once placed on probation hold, the student retains the same probation status as held the previous quarter, but does not move toward dismissal.
Students on first-quarter probation are required to meet with their counselor in Student Academic Services to develop a contract that outlines goals and appropriate means to meet those goals toward achieving academic success. This meeting must occur before the fifth day of the quarter.
Students on second-quarter probation may not enroll in more than 13 credits and must meet with their counselor before the fifth day of the quarter to make appropriate changes in their class schedule. Such changes may include enrolling in study-skills classes.
- The academic dismissal will be noted on the student’s academic record.
- A student dismissed from the University may appeal to the Academic Probation Committee for reinstatement through the University registrar
- If an appeal is denied, a student may appeal again after the lapse of one year and completion of terms outlined in the dismissal letter.
- Once reinstated, the student’s GPA is the same as when dismissed.
- The student may not use grades from other colleges and universities to raise the SPU GPA.
If a student on academic probation leaves the University, the student will have the same probation status upon returning as when he or she left.
The student is removed from probation at the end of the quarter in which a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better is achieved. A senior will not receive a degree until he or she is removed from academic probation.
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