Feb 26, 2020  
2019-2020 General Catalog 
2019-2020 General Catalog

Semester GPA Warning

Semester GPA Warning

An undergraduate student with a term GPA less than 2.00, but whose institution GPA is higher, will be placed on semester GPA warning. Students who are on semester GPA warning will NOT have this status designated on the transcript, but the academic standing will appear blank, rather than indicating good standing.

At the end of a semester, one of the following actions will be taken for students who began the term on semester GPA warning:

  • Students will be placed in good standing if they earn at least a 2.00 semester GPA and the institution GPA is higher than 2.00, or
  • Students will remain on semester GPA warning status if the semester GPA is below 2.00 and the institution GPA is 2.00 or higher.
  • Students will be placed on academic warning status if the semester GPA is below 2.00, the institution GPA falls below 2.00, and the overall attempted hours are less than 36 credits.
  • Students will be placed on academic probation if their semester GPA is below 2.00, the institution GPA falls below 2.00 and the overall attempted hours are 36 credits or more.

Consequences of Semester GPA Warning

The academic unit associated with the student's major has the authority to determine the consequences of semester GPA 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 semester GPA 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 ). Students on semester GPA warning may have an advising hold placed on their registration and may need to meet with their academic advisor.