V530.05 ACADEMIC PROBATION AND SUSPENSION

Students not making satisfactory progress will be placed on academic probation. The following standards for satisfactory progress have been established and apply to all regularly enrolled students:
Total Hours Attempted Cumulative GPA Required
16 1.60
30 1.80
60 2.00
Any student who does not make satisfactory progress according to these standards is placed on academic probation. Until the student brings his or her cumulative grade point average up to the required level, the student is continued on probation, providing he or she achieves at least a 2.00 grade point average during the subsequent semester(s) of enrollment. The summer session is considered equivalent to a semester.

Full-time students not accruing adequate credits may be placed on academic probation or suspension at the discretion of the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Adequate credits is defined as two-thirds of the hours attempted.

In order to increase the probability of future academic success, academic probation status restricts the student to a maximum course load of fourteen credits and requires the student to complete a one-hour course in study skills as part of the restricted course load. Satisfactory progress while on probation means achieving a grade point average of at least 2.00 or better during the semester. Failure on the part of the student to achieve a semester grade point of at least 2.00 while on probation results in academic suspension from the University.

A student who has been suspended from the University may submit a petition to the Academic and Scholastic Standing Committee for readmission. (Form AA-8-2004). The Committee reviews the petition, considers the evidence, and makes a decision regarding the status of the student. Any student who is reinstated by this Committee is required to meet contractual obligations set forth by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

A suspended student who returns after one calendar year may be readmitted on probation and is not required to follow the petition process. Transfer student who is not eligible to return to previous institution must submit a petition to the Academic and Scholastic Standing Committee for admission to VCSU.


Sponsored by: Curriculum Committee
Effective: Fall 1990
Reviewed: Winter 1996
Reviewed: Winter 2004-2005
Revised Number: February 2010