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Academic Sanctions

Students with a cumulative grade point average below required standards must limit their course loads to 12 semester hours and are subject to academic probation for the first occurrence and academic suspension for the second occurrence. Students have the right to appeal academic suspensions if they are of the conviction that failure to maintain the minimum cumulative grade point average for continued enrollment was due to extenuating circumstances. If the appeal is approved, students may apply for readmission to the university by adhering to the following procedures:

Step I

Submit a letter of appeal to the Chairperson for the Academic Suspension Appeals and Re-entry Committee along with a completed Academic Probation Contract and an Academic Plan of Study (located on the Office of the Registrar's webpage under Forms & Documents) prepared by your Academic Advisor at least one month prior to the semester that you plan to re-enroll into at the University.

Step II

The Academic Suspension Appeals and Re-entry Committee will forward their recommendation to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Step III

The decisions of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs are final and will be forwarded to the Office of the University Registrar for implementation.

NOTE: Students placed on academic suspension or granted an appeals approval must submit a written letter of appeal to the Financial Aid Appeals Committee for reinstatement of financial assistance.

Students returning after suspension will have a limited class load of not more than 12 semester hours during the first semester of readmission and must maintain a 2.3 semester grade point average until they have satisfied the minimum scholastic average requirement.

Students who have been suspended a second time for academic reasons may not apply for readmission within a minimum of one calendar year from the date of suspension.

Students who have been suspended a third time for academic reasons are permanently suspended unless special permission is granted for readmission by the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. A student who fails to achieve a 2.0 cumulative grade point average by the end of the tenth semester of enrollment is also permanently suspended unless special permission is granted for readmission by the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.