A student whose SPU total (or cumulative) GPA falls below a 2.0 (i.e., “C”) will be placed on academic probation.
SPU understands that academic difficulty can stem from any number of outside issues; the University desires to come alongside students who may need extra support and guidance. To that end, academic probation is structured to support student success and growth.
Once a student's cumulative GPA improves to a 2.0 or higher, the student will no longer be on academic probation.
Learn about academic probation level 1 and level 2.
SPU understands academic difficulty holistically. A student may encounter academic difficulty for numerous reasons. A few campus resources that may benefit an academically struggling student are:
The Center for Learning
- Study Skills and Time Management Resources
- Disability Support Services
- Offers 2 credit GS 1001 course in College Study Skills
Center for Career and Calling
- Major and Career Advising
- Offers 2 credit GS 2001 and 2000 courses in Vocation and Major Selection
Student Counseling Center
Students whose quarterly GPA is below 2.0 — but their cumulative remains above a 2.0 — may receive additional support from their academic counselor.
Depending on the situation, the student may be asked to meet with an academic counselor. Faculty advisors are also notified if their advisee’s quarterly GPA falls below a 2.0.
Intervention systems such as academic probation and academic warning are meant to initiate a support system for a student, and to ensure the student is receiving the benefit of all resources on campus at their disposal.