Academic Standing

At the end of every Fall and Spring term the University runs a process called “Academic Standing” which determines a students academic status based on their cumulative and term grade point average. The three statuses described below:

  • Good Standing: Undergraduate students are considered to be in good academic standing if at the end of any semester their grade point average (GPA) for that semester and their cumulative GPA are 2.0 or above.
  • Academic probation: Undergraduate students are placed on academic probation if at the end of any semester their GPA for that semester or their cumulative GPA is below 2.0. 
  • Suspension for poor scholarship: Undergraduate students who have attempted at least 24 credits at the University (to include all letter, I, NP, P, R, W, and Z grades) will be subject to suspension for poor scholarship if they meet any of the following criteria:
    • The student’s current semester GPA is below 1.0; 
    • The student has completed two successive semesters without achieving semester and cumulative GPAs of 2.0 or above; or  
    • The student has a semester or cumulative GPA below a 2.0 in any three semesters at the University.

Additionally, students with the status of “good standing” can receive an additional notation on their transcript if the following criteria are met:

Dean’s List: Undergraduate students who, in any one semester, earn 12 credits or more and attain a minimum semester grade point average of 3.75 in letter-graded coursework, pass all non-graded credit courses, and do not have any Unauthorized Withdrawals (Z) or Incompletes (I), are placed on the Dean’s List for that semester.


Please note, students should refer to the University Bulletin for the most updated and complete policy on Academic Standing and Dean’s List.

Academic Standing Notification and Appeals

All Academic Standing notifications will be sent from the SEAS Office of Undergraduate Student Services and Advising prior to the start of subsequent Fall or Spring term. Students cannot appeal their probation status but should email [email protected] if they notice any discrepancy with their assigned status.

Students who have been suspended will have an opportunity to appeal this decision and must follow the directions on the SEAS Suspension Appeal Form by the deadline outlined in the suspension letter.

Academic Success Packet

This packet is designed to help students successfully navigate each semester, direct conversations with their professional advisor, and to help ensure they are taking the necessary steps to address any areas or skills in which they are trying to improve. Students can download the Academic Success Packet and schedule an appointment with their Professional Advisor to discuss their plans.