College of Liberal Arts

Scholastic Probation

To remain in good academic standing at the University, students must maintain a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA. If a student’s cumulative GPA drops below 2.00, they are placed on scholastic probation.

Scholastic probation is a sign that a student’s current strategies and performance aren’t as successful as the University expects. Academic advisors in our departments and in the Student Division of the Dean’s Office can help students develop new plans for success and understand the requirements below.

Students on probation who fail to maintain certain GPAs in subsequent semesters are subject to scholastic dismissal by the University. To avoid being dismissed by the University, students on scholastic probation must meet the respective GPA benchmarks below:

Total Hours (current + transfer + undertaken) Cumulative GPA
Fewer than 15 1.50
15 - 44 1.70
45 - 59 1.85
60 or more 2.00

Students who do not meet the University’s requirements can also be allowed to continue their studies on scholastic probation (and avoid dismissal) by the College. Liberal Arts students who show marked improvement of at least six grade points (the equivalent of a 2.50 semester GPA on twelve hours) with no Fs or incompletes are allowed to continue at the University – even if they do not meet the University’s requirements. This criteria is outlined more fully in the Success Agreement students on probation are required to complete with their major advisor.

Students on probation who achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or above at the end of a grade-reporting period in which they are currently enrolled are removed from probation. Students who meet the necessary benchmarks are continued on scholastic probation each semester until they return to good academic standing.