Academic Probation

Students may be dropped from the university at any time when excessive class absences or academic performance indicates inability or unwillingness to achieve normal progress toward a degree. Typically, however, students not in good academic standing are placed on academic probation for a maximum of two consecutive semesters.

To be in good academic standing, students must maintain the following standards:

Hours Earned GPA
1-29 1.6
30-59 1.8
60 or more 2.0

In general students on academic probation may not participate in any extracurricular activities. The provost has the final authority over the conditions placed upon students on academic probation.

All students on academic probation are expected to develop and sign an academic support contract with the director of educational support services before attending classes. The academic support contract may include, but is not limited to, such items as study assistance, limits on work commitments, housing, course load, and class attendance.

Students not achieving acceptable standards are barred from returning to Anderson University for a period of at least one semester. Students who are readmitted, after having been barred once, are expected to attain a 2.00 current GPA in their next 12 hours and must continue to achieve or make substantial progress toward the stated minimal standards in order to continue. If they are barred again, it will be for at least two years. Any subsequent readmission will be regarded as a final opportunity to continue studies at Anderson University.

The provost may request the barring appeals committee to review and make recommendations regarding cases when necessary. Extenuating circumstances may justify the continuation of students whose cumulative grade point average falls below the stated standards.