The University Success Center
University Advising Services
A student is placed on academic suspension for one semester at the end of any semester or term in which the student fails to maintain a 2.0 GPA on work attempted during that time period. After one fall or spring semester on suspension, a suspended student will be automatically eligible for re-enrollment but will be required to file readmission forms available in the Office of Admissions.
As an alternative to sitting out a penalty semester, Active Suspension students are given the opportunity to participate in an Active Suspension Program that allows continued enrollment with a specific target of addressing carefully defined academic deficiencies. Students wishing to participate in the Active Suspension Program will fill out a form and schedule a time to discuss their situation with the Coordinator of the Active Suspension Program. In addition, students will schedule an appointment with a member of the staff of UAS to discuss their class schedule for the upcoming semester.
The elements of the program are spelled out specifically below:
- Students can take no more than 13 hours during their suspension semester
- Students’ class schedules must first address retaking courses with a failing grade in the General Education component
- Students’ class schedules must then address courses with a failing grade in the major
- Students must complete a one-hour credit course on academic study skills (UNA 105, Strategies for College Success)
- Students must earn a minimum 2.0 GPA on 13 hours to be removed from suspension. Students have up to two semesters to satisfy this requirement
The current policy mandating that suspended students sit out one regular semester would be retained for those students who do not participate in the Active Suspension Program.