Academic Warning

Issued only once, the first time a student’s cumulative GPA falls below a 2.0 while in good academic standing. The Vice President for Academic Affairs will send the student a letter detailing the consequences should the cumulative grade point remain below a 2.0 at the conclusion of the semester.
While under Academic Warning the following restrictions apply:
1. The student may be required to enroll in a 3-hour special study skills/time management course specifically designed for students on Academic Warning for the first time, or an equivalent approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
2. Students will be required to enter into a contract with their advisor, approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs that place further stipulations on Academic Warning. The contract may include, but is not limited to the following:

  •  The student may be required to take at least one repeat course to try to greatly improve the GPA.
  •  Except for the special study skills/time management course, the student’s coursework may be restricted to the major.
  •  The student may be required to get tutoring help.
  • The student may be required to see an academic counselor on a specified time schedule.
  • The number of hours a student may register for may be restricted (due to extenuating circumstances such as the student’s workload commitments).

The Vice President for Academic Affairs may place the student on Academic Probation I should the student not adhere to the stipulations of the contract.
If the student’s semester GPA is less than a 2.0, and the cumulative GPA remains below a 2.0 at the end of the semester on Academic Warning, the student is placed on Academic Probation I. If the semester GPA is greater than 2.0 but the cumulative GPA is still less than 2.0, the student will remain on Academic Warning. If the cumulative GPA is greater than a 2.0 at the end of the semester then the student is returned to regular status.

Summer Courses

A student may use summer classes to try to get warning or probationary status removed. Under no circumstances may a student on Academic Warning or Academic Probation be allowed to register for an overload. Academic Warning status is continued if the student withdraws from the university. Probation or suspension status applies to all subsequent enrollments.