Academic probation is an indication to students that their academic record is unsatisfactory and that failure to improve may lead to suspension from further work at the University.
Students on academic probation will be required to meet with an academic counselor in the Center for Student Success and enroll into the University’s academic assistance program known as Students Taking Academic Responsibility (STAR). These requirements are mandatory for their registration to be considered official for the ensuing semester. The Center and faculty advisors will monitor their academic progress.
Students with a CLU or cumulative GPA that falls below a 2.0 will be placed on academic probation. Once placed on academic probation, students must meet the minimum following criteria:
- Fully participate in the STAR program;
- Earn a 2.0 or higher semester GPA;
- Earn a 2.0 or higher CLU and cumulative GPAs.
Students who meet all three criteria will be removed from academic probation. If these criteria are not accomplished, students may be placed on academic suspension. Students who meet criteria 1 and 2 but not 3 may be granted a second semester on probation.
Students having attained a semester GPA above 2.0 in the first semester on probation may be given a second semester on probation in which to raise the CLU and cumulative GPAs to 2.0 or above. Students who have returned to probation in the second semester and who have not achieved above a 2.0 CLU or cumulative GPA will normally be placed on academic suspension.
Students who fail to contact CSS and agree to the Probation Contract requirements may be administratively withdrawn from their courses. Even if a withdrawal occurs, the student will be held financially responsible and may not be able to receive a reduction of charges on his or her student account.
The following classes of students may be placed on academic suspension:
- Students who fail to achieve a 2.0 or higher semester, CLU, and cumulative GPAs in the first semester after being placed on academic probation;
- Students who fail to fully participate in the STAR program;
- Students who have been granted a second semester on probation who fail to raise their semester, CLU, and cumulative GPAs to 2.0 or higher;
Students who have been reinstated following suspension that fail to meet all readmission conditions specified for that individual at the time of readmission.
Students on academic suspension may not take courses at CLU. Academic suspension normally lasts for one full academic year; however, students may be reinstated after one semester if they complete a semester of full-time letter graded coursework and earn a semester GPA at or above a 3.0 at another accredited institution.
Suspension Appeals and Re-Admission
Students who have been suspended from the University must submit a letter of appeal to be considered for reinstatement. All students who have been reinstated following suspension will be subject to rules that apply to students in their second semester on probation.
In order to establish the conditions that may lead to readmission, the letter of appeal must include the following:
- A written rationale for readmission
- A tentative plan for success if granted readmission
- Transcripts of all work completed since suspension
If, following readmission, a previously suspended student is suspended for a second time, that student cannot appeal to be readmitted until after a two-year absence or by completing two semesters of full-time letter graded coursework with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher at another accredited institution.
All petitions for readmission must receive final approval from the Provost.
Students with a CLU and cumulative GPA at 2.0 or above are eligible for intercollegiate competition and/or participation in any activity that requires absence from classes. Eligibility shall be further dependent on conformity to the declared standards of deportment at CLU.