GPA Requirements

Each student’s academic performance is evaluated at the end of each semester according to the schedule below:

  1. At the end of the student’s first semester (1 - 16 semester hours attempted)
    • If the cumulative GPA is between 1.70 and 1.79, the student is notified of academic warning and required to take a minimum semester load.
    • If the cumulative GPA is below 1.70, academic probation is imposed and recorded on the student’s transcript. The student is notified of such action and other restrictions. No dismissals take place at this point, but all students with sub-standard grades are required to take minimum semester loads.
  2. At the end of the student’s second semester (17-32 semester hours attempted)
    • If the cumulative GPA is between 1.80 and 1.89, the student is notified of academic warning and required to take minimum semester loads.
    • If the cumulative GPA is below 1.80, academic probation is imposed and recorded on transcripts. The student is notified of such action and other restrictions. No dismissals take place at this point, but all students with sub-standard grades are required to take minimum semester loads.
    • If the cumulative GPA falls below 1.70 academic suspension is imposed and recorded on the student’s transcript. Academic suspension is for a minimum of one (1) semester. Students may appeal for reconsideration of the academic suspension.
  3. At the end of the student’s third semester (33 - 48 semester hours attempted)

    • If the cumulative GPA is between 1.90 and 1.99, the student is notified of academic warning and required to take minimum semester loads.

    • If the cumulative GPA is below 1.90, academic probation is imposed and recorded on transcripts. Students are notified of such action and other restrictions. No dismissals take place at this point, but all students with sub-standard grades are required to take minimum semester loads.

    • If the cumulative GPA is below 1.80, academic suspension is imposed and recorded on transcripts. Academic suspension is for a minimum of one (1) semester. Students may appeal for reconsideration of the academic suspension.

  4. At the end of the student’s fourth semester (49 - 59 semester hours attempted)

    • If the cumulative GPA is below 2.00, academic probation is imposed and recorded on transcripts. The student is notified of such action and other restrictions. No dismissals take place at this point, but all students with sub-standard grades are required to take minimum semester loads.

    • If the cumulative GPA is below 1.90, academic suspension is imposed and recorded on transcripts. Academic suspension is for a minimum of one (1) semester. Students may appeal for reconsideration of the academic suspension.

  5. The student’s fifth semester

    • Upper level students whose semester GPA falls below 2.00 are placed on academic warning regardless of their cumulative GPA.

    • At the end of the fifth semester, students whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.00 are dismissed without further recourse.

GPA Requirements

Semester Hours Attempted Academic Warning Academic Probation Academic Suspension
1-16 Cumulative GPA
Below 1.8
Cumulative GPA
Below 1.7
 
17-32 Cumulative GPA
Below 1.9
Cumulative GPA
Below 1.8
Cumulative GPA
Below 1.7
33-48 Cumulative GPA Below 2.0 Cumulative GPA
Below 1.9
Cumulative GPA
Below 1.8
49-59   Cumulative GPA Below 2.0 Cumulative GPA
Below 1.9
60 and above Semester GPA Below 2.0   Cumulative GPA
Below 2.0