POLICY NAME: PERIODIC EVALUATION OF ACADEMIC STANDING
POLICY CATEGORY: POLICIES AND PROCEDURES – UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
All students must maintain satisfactory academic performance in order to remain enrolled at AUD. Academic standing is evaluated periodically by measuring each student’s cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA). Students are expected to meet minimum CGPA requirements in order for their academic performance to be considered satisfactory. Undergraduate students are required to maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.0 throughout their enrollment in order to be in good academic standing. A student’s CGPA will be reviewed at the end of each academic term after grades have been posted to determine whether the student is in good academic standing.
If a student changes his or her program or major, the grades received in the former program or major continue to be calculated as part of the student’s CGPA.
Academic Warning and Academic Probation
Conditions Applicable to Students on Academic Warning and Academic Probation
- A student will be placed on Academic Warning at the end of the first academic term in which his or her CGPA falls below 2.0.
- At the end of the next academic term, the student is removed from Academic Warning and returned to good academic standing if he or she achieves a CGPA of 2.0 or higher.
- If at the end of the next academic term, immediately following placement on Academic Warning, the student’s CGPA remains below 2.0, he or she will be placed on Academic Probation.
- Once a student is placed on Academic Probation, he or she has one academic term to achieve good academic standing. A student who, at the end of one academic term on Academic Probation, raises his or her CGPA to 2.0 or higher is removed from Academic Probation and returned to good academic standing.
- Students are notified of placement on Academic Warning and Academic Probation in writing.
- Students on Academic Warning and Academic Probation must consult with their assigned Academic Advisor prior to selecting their courses for the next academic term to obtain their approval to register; course load limitation may be applied.
- As long as a student remains on Academic Warning or Academic Probation, his/her performance will continue to be reviewed by their assigned Academic Advisor who will guide and support the student in order to achieve academic growth reflected in improved academic standing.
- Students on Academic Probation must give priority to repeating all required failed courses, and are advised to repeat other courses in which they obtained failing or low grades.
- Students who have failed a developmental course (or have a foundation hold) must meet with the Academic Support Coordinator for academic advising prior to registering for courses.
Readmission from Academic Suspension
- If a student’s CGPA, at the end of one academic term on Academic Probation, is still below 2.00, he or she is placed on Academic Suspension from the university for the next academic term.
- Students are notified of placement on Academic Suspension in writing.
Students placed on Academic Suspension may be granted readmission to the university if they apply for readmission at the end of their suspension period. See the section below on the Academic Appeals Process.
Students granted readmission from Academic Suspension will be placed on Academic Probation.
The course load for these students will be not less than 9 credit hours and not more than 13 credit hours per semester, and must be 3 credit hours in Summer terms. A student’s Dean, Associate Dean or Chair may set other appropriate conditions and expectations regarding courses to be taken and academic performance upon readmission. The university may set other appropriate conditions.
Removal of Academic Probation for Students Readmitted from Academic Suspension
Students returning from Academic Suspension are readmitted on Academic Probation. They are expected to achieve good academic standing by attaining a CGPA of 2.0 or higher, upon attempting a minimum of 24 credit hours following readmission. Academic Probation will be removed at the end of the academic term in which this result is achieved.
A readmitted student will be dismissed from the university if, upon attempting a minimum of 24 credit hours following his or her readmission from Academic Suspension, the student fails to achieve a CGPA of 2.0 or higher. A readmitted student will also be dismissed from the university if, at the end of any academic term
after removal of Academic Probation, the student’s CGPA once again drops below 2.0.