The Registrar determines the academic standing of all students at the end of each semester. Academic standing is based on:
  1. The studentís cumulative grade point average (CGPA).
  2. The total number of credits for which the student has enrolled prior to the review. The review credits also include transfer credits, CLEP credits, and credits for repeated courses. It does not include credits for audited courses.
Students with a CGPA of 2.00 or higher are in satisfactory academic standing. Students with less than satisfactory academic standing are subject to warning, probation, or dismissal.

The following procedure applies to all students who do not meet the required minimum CGPA as specified: 

Review Credits CQPA Procedure
0.5-16.0 Below 2.00 Warning letter
16.5-32.0 1.75-1.99 Warning letter
16.5-32.0 Below 1.75 Probation
32.5 or more Below 2.00 Probation
32.5 or more Below 2.00
Dismissal while on probation


All students with CGPAís of 2.00 or higher are in satisfactory academic standing. The following students are also in satisfactory academic standing:

  1. All those who have attempted 16 or fewer credits. Those CGPAs below 2.00 receive warning letters.
  2. Students who have attempted between 16.5 and 32 credits and have CGPAs between 1.75 and 2.00. These students also receive warning letters.

When subject to academic probation, the full-time student will be placed on probation for one semester; the part-time student will be on probation for a maximum of 15 credit hours. While on probation, students are not allowed to register early for Winter and/or Pre-Summer Sessions, unless they have permission of Academic Support Services.

A student on probation will return to satisfactory academic standing at the end of the semester in which he/she earns a 2.00 cumulative grade point average (CGPA).

The student on probation will be referred to Academic Support Services.


The student on academic dismissal for the first time will not be able to register for or attend classes at the University for one semester. The student on academic dismissal for the second time will not be able to register for or attend classes for two semesters.The third time a student is dismissed from the University, the student will be dismissed for at least 3 years and after that time only special cases will be considered by the Academic Standards Committee.

Students who have been dismissed may not register for courses offered during Winter Session, Summer Session, or for courses offered by the University at off-campus locations.

Dismissed students who wish to re-enter the University must apply for readmission through the admissions office.

A student will not be dismissed for academic reasons in any semester that he/she has:

  1. been in good academic standing, i.e., not on probation or,
  2. earned a 2.00 or higher semester GPA or,
  3. complied with his/her Academic Support Services contract.
Students subject to dismissal who have earned a 2.00 or higher semester average or complied with their Academic Support Services contract, will be continued on academic probation.


Students who have been dismissed and believe specific, unusual circumstances affected their academic performance may request a review by writing a letter of appeal to the Academic Standards Committee in care of the registrarís office and may request a personal interview before the committee.

For the appeal to be considered before the next semester, it must be received by the committee within eight working days of the date of the notice of dismissal.