An undergraduate student with less than 36 attempted hours and with an institution GPA of less than 2.00 is placed on academic warning. Academic warning serves as a reminder that future semesters with a GPA below 2.00 could result in more serious consequences.
At the end of the next semester of enrollment, one of the following actions will be taken for students who began the term on academic warning status:
- Students will be removed from academic warning status and placed in good standing if they earn at least a 2.00 semester GPA and the institution GPA is higher than 2.0, or
- Students will be placed on semester GPA warning status if the semester GPA is below 2.00 and the institution GPA is 2.00 or higher, or
- Students will remain on academic warning status if they earn at least a 2.00 semester GPA, but the institution GPA remains below 2.00, and the overall attempted hours are less than 36 credits, or
- Students will be placed on academic probation if the institution GPA remains below 2.00 and the institution attempted hours are 36 credits or more, or
- Students will be placed on academic probation if they earn less than a 2.00 semester GPA, and the institution GPA remains below 2.0.
Consequences of Academic Warning
The academic unit associated with the student's major has the authority to determine the consequences of academic warning. These consequences may include one or more of the following but are not limited to: placing an advising hold (which prevents registration) on a student's record, requiring a meeting with an academic advisor, and requiring the student to sign a contract. A contract may require specific actions to be taken by the student, and an expected level of performance in the classroom, in order for the student to continue in his or her current degree program. A contract may include, but is not limited to, things such as meeting with an advisor in the Academic Success Center, participating in a workshop, attending tutoring sessions, participating in supplemental instruction, taking specific courses and achieving a specified minimum grade, and meeting regularly with an advisor. Failure to fulfill the contract may lead to dismissal from a program of study.
Notifications, Transcript Notations, and Holds
An undergraduate student placed on academic warning shall be notified in writing of that action by his or her college dean, advisor, or other college or departmental representative. Since these notifications will typically be sent by e-mail, it is the student's responsibility to check his or her preferred e-mail account as designated in Banner (Access) (see E-mail Communication Policy ). A notation, Academic Warning, is placed on the student's transcript. Students on academic warning may have an advising hold placed on their registration and may need to meet with their academic advisor.