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Undergraduate Retention Policy

Academic Notice

Academic Notice is designed to alert students to new retention standards and does not become part of the official record.  The following students will be placed on academic notice:

  • 1-30 hours attempted with GPA between 1.70 and 1.99

Academic Probation

Students not maintaining satisfactory academic progress as defined below will be placed on Academic Probation:

  • 1-30 credit hours attempted and less than 1.70 GPA
  • 31 or more credit hours attempted and less than 2.00 GPA

Minimum Academic Performance while on Academic Probation

The probationary student must:

  • Increase overall grade point average above probationary GPAs listed above


  • Earn at least a 2.00 grade point average the next semester (not to include activity courses, performance courses) in order to continue enrollment on academic probation

Academic Suspension

Students who fail to meet retention standards while on Academic Probation will be suspended for one regular semester (Fall or Spring).  After the semester of suspension, students may re-enroll on Academic Probation.  Students suspended a second time will not be permitted to re-enroll on this campus until they raise their retention GPA to a 2.00 or higher.

Note:  A student suspended for the first time at the end of the spring semester may attend the following summer semester.  Enrollment in this summer semester will be limited to “core academic courses that meet the general education or degree requirements.”  If work taken in the summer raises the overall retention GPA to 2.00, the student will be removed from probation.  If not, the student will be “continued on suspension” for the fall semester.

Senior Privilege

Senior students (90 or more hours earned in a specific degree field) whose academic performance would normally place them on suspension, are granted “senior privilege”.  These students:

  • May enroll in an additional 15 credit hours
  • Must earn at least a 2.00 GPA each semester while on Senior Privilege
  • May use Senior Privilege only one time
  • May continue beyond the 15-hour exception only if their overall retention GPA is raised to 2.0

Note:  Remedial courses are zero level and do not count in overall grade point average or the graduation and retention grade point average.  Grades of  “W”, “I”, “S”, “U”, “P”, and “NP” are GPA neutral.