Probation Level 1 and Level 2

Academic probation has two levels:

Probation level 1

An undergraduate SPU student attempting five or more credits will be placed on first-quarter academic probation when his or her cumulative grade point average first falls below a 2.0 (i.e., “C”). The academic counselor will send the student an email message about his or her academic status. Faculty advisors are copied on this communication. Students on academic probation level 1 are asked to do three steps:

  1. Complete the Academic Reflection Survey.
  2. Meet with their academic counselor.
    • Students will have a hold placed on their account requiring them to meet with their academic counselor and are encouraged to meet with their academic counselor during the first week of the quarter. Counselors offer drop-in appointments during the first week to allow for the most accessibility.
  3. Meet with their faculty advisor.

Probation level 2

If, after a second quarter, a student’s cumulative GPA remains below 2.0, and the quarterly GPA is below 2.0, the student will be placed on probation level two.

Students are notified by email and will again be asked to meet with their academic counselor, faculty advisor, and complete an Academic Reflection Survey. Students will also be restricted to a limit of 13 credits for the following quarter.

Mid-quarter assessment 

As an additional support for students on probation, professors will be asked to provide feedback on students’ progress midway through the quarter. Academic counselors will share this information with the student on probation and use it in refining a plan for academic success for the remainder of the quarter.

Return to good academic standing

At any level (1 or 2), if a student’s next quarterly GPA is a 2.0 or higher, the student will not progress to the next level. He or she will remain on either Level 1 or Level 2, depending on the current status.

A student will no longer be on academic probation if the SPU cumulative (total) GPA improves to a 2.0 or higher.

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