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Academic Difficulty

Academic Difficulty

Students who fall below a 2.0 cumulative grade point average are considered to be in academic difficulty. Being in academic difficulty can lead to being placed on probation or dismissal from the university. Students may fall behind and struggle for a variety of reasons. It’s vital to address any issues you might have. Your academic advisor can help you sort through what is causing your academic difficulty, come up with strategies to improve your current situation and make decisions about whether remaining in a course is beneficial.


Academic Probation

Students on academic probation are at risk of being dismissed and need to create a plan for improvement. You will need to meet with your academic advisor to discuss your academic progress and schedule your classes accordingly. Don’t wait; take action immediately!

Academic Dismissal

The decision to dismiss a student from the university is made after serious consideration of the student’s circumstances and chances for academic improvement. There are no specific criteria for being dismissed (i.e. certain number of deficiency points or grade point average). Students that are dismissed will be notified of their status by letter via email.

Petitioning for Reinstatement

A student must meet with an academic advisor before completing the Petition for Reinstatement. A student will be notified by letter of the decision on their reinstatement petition.
Deadlines to apply for reinstatement are as follows:

Fall Semester – June 1

Spring Semester – October 1

Summer Term – February 1
The Office of the University Registrar has more detailed information on the reinstatement process.