Active Suspension Program

The UNA Active Suspension Program is an alternative to the traditional one-semester suspension.  This is not an exemption from Suspension 1; you simply agree to take a more active role in how you serve Suspension 1.  In terms of personal expectations, this program is an opportunity for you to:Chemistry Students

  • Work harder and smarter;
  • Learn new skills and habits; and
  • Immediately renew your dedication to academic success.

It will also provide you with close guidance and support that can help you create and sustain positive change in your academic life. We will discuss details outlining the requirements of the Active Suspension program to be sure that all stipulations are met in a timely manner.  

The elements of the program are also 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

Be aware that you must take classes on the UNA campus; this is not for strictly on-line students as UNA 105 class attendance is mandatory.

Be aware that should you participate in the Active Suspension program, you may or may not be eligible for certain types of financial assistance.  You should contact the Office of Student Financial Services to determine your eligibility for federal financial aid.  If you are ineligible for federal financial aid, there may be other types of aid for which you may be eligible.  Please contact the Office of Student Financial Services to discuss your financial aid status. 

Handshake with studentIf you participate in the Active Suspension Program, you will have the immediate opportunity to work toward satisfactory academic status and will not be required to spend a semester away from campus.  If you are interested in participating in this program, please do the following: 

  1. Prepare a one-paragraph statement explaining what has led you to this point in your academic career and what you are doing or intend to do, beside enrolling in the Active Suspension Program, to solve your situation. 

  2. Complete and submit the form linked below.  Application to the Active Suspension Program can be made anytime before noon on January 2, 2023.  Once the form has been submitted, please login to with your UNA credentials, select University Advising Services, as the center, and schedule an appointment with Academic Support Specialist, Kate Hanbery, in University Advising Services by calling 256-765-4842. 

  3. Promptly attend your appointment. There are no make-up appointments for your interview; if you miss it, you will not be accepted into the Active Suspension Program. 

  4. Following your meeting with our Intervention Specialist in University Advising Services, you may be directed to Student Financial Services (Room 318 of The Commons) to get an update on your financial aid status, if applicable.


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