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Retention Standards

Freshmen students with 30 or fewer credit hours, who have a GPA of 1.7 to less than 2.0, will be placed on academic notice. Any student not maintaining satisfactory progress toward an academic objective will be placed on probation for one semester. At the end of that semester, he/she must have a semester GPA of 2.0 on regularly graded course work, not to include activity or performance courses, or meet the minimum retention GPA standard required in order to continue as a student.

Students not meeting either of these criteria will be academically suspended and may not be reinstated until one regular semester (fall or spring) has elapsed. A student suspended from SWOSU a second time may not re-enroll until he/she enrolls in another institution and raises the GPA to the level required for admission as a transfer student.

Suspended students who wish to appeal their status may contact the office of the Dean of Students. Contact must be made no later than one week prior to the beginning of classes. Appeals are heard by the Academic Suspension Appeals Committee.