Arts & Sciences

Academic Probation

The College of Arts and Sciences and Maxwell School observe a probation policy with 2 levels of probation which are sequential and lead to Academic Suspension.  Those levels are Academic Probation and Final Probation. 

The sequence of Academic Probation is as follows:

  • Students earning less than a 2.0 semester or cumulative GPA or earning less than eight credits will be placed on Academic Probation for the following semester.  
  • Students who earn less than a 2.0 semester or cumulative GPA or earning less than eight credits a second time will be placed on Final  Probation.  
  • If the student earns less than a 2.0 semester or cumulative GPA or less than eight credits while on Final Probation will be suspended.
  • If on either Academic Probation or Final Probation, at the close of that semester the student returns to good standing (reaches a semester and cumulative GPA above 2.0), the probationary status will be removed.  
  • If at any future point in the student’s academic career they earn a semester or cumulative GPA below a 2.0, they will be placed on Final Probation.  

Academic Suspension

The College of Arts and Sciences and Maxwell School observe the following academic suspension policy. Students are able to be suspended due to poor academic performance as defined below.  Students may only be suspended twice and subsequently appeal for reinstatement, a third suspension results in academic expulsion from the College without the ability to appeal for return.  Suspended students must appeal to return for the specific semester they wish to return, including students with a previous appeal denied by the academic committee. 

A student may be Suspended by The College of Arts and Sciences and Maxwell School for the following reasons:

  • The student did not earn a semester or cum GPA of at least 2.00 and/or 8 credits in a semester in which they were on Final Probation.
  • The student earned less than a 1.0 in any single semester.

Academic Standing Presentation - Policy


Additional resources:

Fillable Academic Probation Contract_Spring 2021.pdf

AdvisingStudentsOnProbation.pptx

AcademicStandingPresentation.pptx

ProbationInformingEmails_Final_January 2021.pdf

ProbationSelfAssessmentSurvey.pdf

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