UAS assesses academic standing only for students admitted to a degree program. Students who fall below “good standing” will be notified and directed to seek assistance from an academic advisor. The following four levels of academic standings are:
Students are in academic good standing when they have a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher (3.00 or higher for graduate students) and a recent semester grade point average of 2.00 or higher (3.00 or higher for graduate students) First-semester students are presumed to be in academic good standing during their initial semester unless the student has been admitted on probationary status. Please note that Good Standing is not the same as Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid. See the policies regarding Verification of Academic Progress for students receiving financial aid.
Any time a student’s semester GPA drops below a 2.00, he or she will be given an academic warning. Students will be required to meet with an academic advisor prior to registering for the subsequent semester.
If a student’s cumulative and/ or semester GPA drops below a 2.00, he or she will be placed on academic probation. A student can only be removed from probation status by raising his or her cumulative GPA to a 2.00 within one semester after being placed on academic probation. Students will be required to meet with an academic advisor prior to registering for the subsequent semester.
Academic Program Removal
Any student who remains on academic probation for two consecutive semesters of attendance will be removed from his or her degree program. An application fee for readmission will not be required. If a student’s cumulative GPA is less than a
2.00, but he or she earns a semester GPA above a 2.00, the University will recognize the student’s attempt to reach academic good standing and the student will continue on probation until both the semester and cumulative GPAs are above a 2.00.
When a student’s cumulative graduate program GPA has dropped below 3.00, the student is placed on academic probation and dropped from candidacy status (if applicable). Terms and conditions of the probation are determined by the program dean or program advisor. These may include specific conditions and/or credit limitations the student must meet during his or her next enrollment at UAS. When the student is removed from academic probation, the student should contact his or her advisor to reapply for advancement to candidacy if applicable.
A student who has not been removed from academic probation within two consecutively enrolled semesters or two summer semesters in succession will be removed from the program. Should the suspended student wish to continue to pursue a degree, the student must submit a new application for admission (including supporting documents but not including the application fee).