Scholastic Standards

Academic Warning

A student with a GPA of less than 1.60 who has attempted fewer than 18 semester hours will be placed on academic warning for the following semester. If at the end of the semester of academic warning the student does not reach the minimum cumulative GPA listed below, the student will be placed on academic probation.

Academic Probation

A student will be placed on academic probation at the end of any term in which the student’s cumulative GPA falls below the following: 

Cumulative Hours Earned Minimum Cumulative GPA
0-29 1.60
30-59 1.85
60-89 1.95
90 or above 2.00

Probationary status may be removed by achieving the minimum cumulative GPA for the student’s classification. If on the work for which enrolled in the probationary term the student achieves a grade point average of 2.0 (C) or higher but remains below the minimum GPA required for the student’s classification, probation is continued.

Academic Suspension

A student on academic probation is placed on academic suspension for one semester at the end of any semester or term in which the student fails to maintain a 2.0 (C) GPA on the work attempted during that period. After one fall or spring semester on suspension, a suspended student will be automatically eligible for re-enrollment but will be required to file readmission forms (available in the Office of Admissions). A summer term will not fulfill a suspension period.

Upon readmission following a period of academic suspension, a student who again fails to meet minimum probationary standards (a 2.0 GPA on the work attempted during the period) will be suspended for one calendar year (12 months). After fulfilling the requirement of a year’s suspension period, a student may enroll without appearing before the Readmissions Committee, but will be required to file readmission forms (available in the Office of Admissions). Re-enrollment during this suspension period will require an appeal to the Readmissions Committee and is subject to special conditions that may be imposed by the Readmissions Committee.

Subsequent academic suspension of a student will result in a student’s ineligibility to enroll for a period of three calendar years. No appeals will be considered during the first year of the three-year suspension period. Reenrollment following the first year of the three-year suspension period will require an appeal to the Readmissions Committee and is subject to special conditions that may be imposed by the Readmissions Committee. After fulfilling the requirement of the three-year academic suspension period, the student may enroll without appearing before the Readmissions Committee, but will be required to file readmission forms in the Office of Admissions.

Any student re-enrolling after academic suspension, whether by the completion of the suspension period or a successful appeal to the Readmissions Committee, will remain on academic probation until that status is removed by earning at least the minimum cumulative GPA for removal of probationary status.

Procedure for Academic Suspension and Appeal

Academic suspension is mandatory and automatic based on the student’s GPA. Notification of academic suspension will be printed on the end of the semester grade report. With the exception of a one semester suspension or the first year of a three-year suspension, any student placed on academic suspension status has the right to file an appeal of that status and to request the Readmissions Committee to hear the case. Appeal forms can be obtained and submitted on the UNA website. Because the Readmissions Committee conducts readmission  hearings only at the beginning of each semester or term, an appeal form for a hearing must be received no later than five days before the date of the opening of the residence halls as listed in the University Calendar for the semester or term for which readmission is sought. The Readmissions Committee, upon hearing the case, has the authority to permit readmission of an academically suspended student before the expiration of the period of suspension. However, the Readmissions Committee exercises that authority only when the appealing student can present substantial evidence of unusual mitigating or extenuating circumstances which led to the student’s academic difficulties or when the appealing student can present substantial evidence of changed circumstances supporting the likelihood of the student’s future academic success.  An academically suspended student without such evidence should not appeal his or her suspension, since without such evidence the appeal will be denied.

Students may not, upon readmission, apply or utilize credit earned elsewhere during a period of suspension for progress toward graduation. Additional information regarding the readmission process may be found in the admission section of the undergraduate catalog under the heading, Former Students.