Academic Alert and Probation: Liberal Arts BA/BS and Engineering

Academic Standing and Satisfactory Progress Toward the Degree

The academic status of students earning a BA or BS in the School of Arts and Sciences or School of Engineering is determined by the faculty Committees on Academic Standing. Students earning a BFA are not subject to the degrees of academic status outlined below, though students earning a BA/BFA or BS/BFA are subject to the terms of academic status for the BA or BS portion of their program.

Academic Alert

You will receive an academic alert at the end of any semester in which you have a GPA lower than 2.0 but higher than 1.66. Incompletes are not earned credits. A student will be sent an academic alert at the end of any semester in which a student earned fewer than 12 SHUs but more than 4 SHUs and/or failed one course of any SHU value.

Academic Probation

A student will be placed on academic probation at the end of any semester in which a student earned 4 SHUs or fewer and/or a semester GPA lower than 2.0 and/or failed to make satisfactory progress as defined by number of SHUs earned at the end of any semester beyond their first semester as defined in the table below. If you are put on academic probation, you will no longer be in good academic standing, which can affect your ability to participate in certain University activities. The student’s advisor and parents/guardians will be notified. A notation of academic probation will be on the student’s unofficial transcript. To return to good academic standing, in the following semester the student must complete a minimum of 12.0 SHUs and earn a minimum term GPA of 2.0. An additional grace period may be allowed for the student to make satisfactory progress toward their degree as defined by the number of SHUs earned (see table below).

Required to Withdraw

If your academic performance meets the criteria for academic probation for a second semester (consecutive or not), you will be subject to a required academic withdrawal for one semester. You will no longer be in good academic standing, which can affect your ability to participate in certain University activities.

Permanent Academic Withdrawal

If you return from having been required to withdraw for a semester and meet the criteria for academic probation in any semester after your return, you will be subject to a permanent academic withdrawal, determined by the Committee on Academic Standing.

Satisfactory Progress Toward the Degree for Liberal Arts and Engineereing Undergraduates

Liberal Arts undergraduates will be alerted by your advising dean if you are not earning adequate credits to make satisfactory progress toward the degree. Satisfactory progress is defined by the number of credits completed by the end of each semester, as follows:

 
Semester-hour units (SHUs) - Fall
Semester-hour units (SHUs) - Spring
First Year 12 24
Sophomore 39 54
Junior 70 86
Spring Seniors 102 120