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Academic Probation

The academic records of all enrolled undergraduate students are reviewed at the end of each semester and summer term. The University reserves the right to dismiss any student whose cumulative grade point average (GPA) falls below 2.0. Any continued student whose cumulative GPA is less than 2.0 will be placed on academic probation. Second-semester freshmen who have a GPA below 2.0 and who have been allowed to continue for the spring semester must attend the rebound workshop that focuses on academic recovery, during the spring.

A student on probation must achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0 within the next term of enrollment at the University. If, during the probationary period, the 2.0 cumulative GPA is approached but not reached, a student may be placed on strict academic probation for one semester. A student who has not reached the 2.0 GPA standard at the end of the strict probation period is subject to the dismissal policies of the University. (See section on academic dismissals.) Any student on probation may be required to carry a reduced course load. Probationary status is removed at the end of any grading period, provided the student has achieved a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

Completion of coursework for which a grade of Incomplete has been given will not result in recalculation of cumulative GPA during that term. Any change of academic status will not take place until the end of the semester or summer during which the work has been completed, unless the potential GPA is less than 2.0.