Academic Alert and Probation

Academic Standing and Satisfactory Progress Toward the Degree

Your academic status is determined by the faculty Committees on Academic Standing for Engineering and for Liberal Arts.

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. Liberal Arts students will also receive an academic alert if they earn fewer than three credits but more than one credit in a semester. Engineering students will also receive an academic alert for failure to satisfactory progress toward the degree, as defined by the number of credits earned by the end of each semester (see “Satisfactory Progress Toward Degree” below).

Academic Probation

You will be considered for academic probation by the Committee on Academic Standing at the end of any semester in which you earned one credit or fewer or have GPA lower than 1.67.  If you are put on academic probation, you will no longer be in good academic standing, and notification of this status will be sent to your advisor and your parents or guardians. Your probation status will also be recorded on your unofficial transcript. To be removed from academic probation, Liberal Arts students must complete a minimum of three credits and earn a minimum GPA of 1.67, with a cumulative GPA of 1.67, in the following semester. Incompletes are not earned credits.

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.

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 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:

 
First Year
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Credits Completed-Fall 3 10 19 27
Credits Completed-Spring 6 14 23 34

Satisfactory Progress Toward the Degree for Engineering Undergraduates

Engineering undergraduates will receive an academic alert 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:

 
First Year
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Credits Completed-Fall 3 12 22 32
Credits Completed-Spring 7 17 27 38

*Students in “engineering psychology” or “BS engineering – No major” must earn at least 31 credits by the end of your first semester of your senior year and 36 credits by the end of your eighth semester.