Academic Sanctions

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Phone: 937-484-1353
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Warning, Probation, and Suspension Guidelines

The Admissions and Academic Standards Committee convenes at the conclusion of every semester to consider academic sanctions. All decisions are made according to the University's Reasonable Progress Policy; however, the committee reserves the right to apply any sanction if warranted, and includes:

Academic Warning

Students whose Grade Point Average (GPA) for any one semester falls below 2.00 or students whose Cumulative Grade Point Average  (GPA) falls below 2.00 but above probation guidelines in the first semester will be placed on Academic Warning by the Admissions and Academic Standards Committee. Academic Probation guidelines apply once a student completes 12 or more hours.

Academic Probation

Students whose Grade Point Average after 12 credit hours at Urbana University falls below the following standards will be placed on academic probation for a period of one academic term.  Academic Probation places a student on notice that satisfactory academic progress has not occurred and that the student is in jeopardy of being suspended if progress is not apparent.  If a student is placed on Academic Probation, the student is ineligible to participate in recognized student activities, including varsity athletics.

Credit Hours Attempted GPA
12-23 1.50
24 -47 1.80
48 -59 1.90
60 and above 2.00
   

Continued Academic Probation

Students on academic probation may be continued on probation if they are making progress toward reasonable academic standards. Failure to show improvement in the GPA will result in dismissal for academic performance.

Suspension

Non-transfer students who fail to achieve a 1.00 Cumulative GPA in their first full-time semester at Urbana University will be subject to academic dismissal. Sanctions for transfer students will be applied according to the total number of academic credits attempted. Students who fail to meet the conditions of academic probation or continued academic probation in subsequent terms will be subject to suspension. The period of suspension, to be not less than one academic semester, will be set by the Admissions and Academic Standards Committee. Students may apply for readmission to the University at the end of the suspension period. Readmission is not automatic, but is dependent upon evidence that the student will successfully pursue and complete a program of study.

Academic Appeals

Students who have been placed on Academic Sanctions for a given term may appeal that sanction according to the guidelines set forth in the Urbana University catalog under the heading General Academic Policies and Procedures, Appeals Process.

ACADEMIC SANCTIONS, MINIMUM PROGRESS STANDARDS

The Admissions and Academic Standards Committee convenes at the conclusion of every semester to consider academic sanctions.  All decisions are made in accordance with the University's Reasonable Progress Policy.  Students are afforded due process in academic matters and may utilize the Appeals Process outlined elsewhere in the catalog.  Students not meeting the minimum standards will have the stated sanctions applied:

Credits Attempted* Warning Probation Suspension
1-11   Hours Below 2.00    
12-23 Hours Below 2.00 Below 1.50 Below 1.00
24-47 Hours Below 2.00 Below 1.80 Below 1.50
48-59 Hours Below 2.00 Below 1.90 Below 1.60
60+    Hours    Below 2.00 Below 1.70
  *Includes all college work attempted
   

Warning:

If the grade point average falls below 2.0 but is above the probation level as indicated by the table, students will be placed on warning.

Probation:

If the grade point average falls below the level required under probation, students will be placed on probation for one academic term.  If a student is placed on Academic Probation, the student is ineligible to participate in recognized student activities, including varsity athletics, band, choir, theatre and as office holders of recognized student clubs and organizations

Continued Academic Probation:

Students on academic probation may be continued on probation if their grade point average moves toward the reasonable progress standards.  Failure to show improvement in the GPA will result in dismissal for academic performance.

Suspension:

Students whose grade point average falls below the level required under suspension will be suspended from the University for a minimum of one academic semester.  Students may apply for readmission to the University at the end of the suspension period.  Readmission is not automatic, but is dependent upon evidence that the student will successfully pursue and complete a program of study. 

Dismissal:

Students who have been suspended twice shall be considered dismissed.  Students who have been dismissed will not be eligible for readmission

Academic Appeals

Students who have been placed on Academic Sanctions for a given term may appeal that sanction according to the guidelines set forth in the Urbana University catalog under the heading General Academic Policies and Procedures, Appeals Process.

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