Academic Probation and GPA

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Proactive advising (or intrusive advising) involves reaching out to students to provide a mandated advising contact who will provide advice and resources to help students become successful.

Proactive advising is provided to the following:

  • Students on academic warning
  • Students on academic probation
  • Students returning after academic suspension or dismissal
  • Students readmitted by the readmission committee

We want to assist you in constructing an academic plan to achieve success at UNA.

Why am I on probation?

According to University policy, a student will be placed on academic probation at the end of any term in which the student’s cumulative GPA falls below the following:

Cumulative Hours Earned

Minimum Cumulative GPA







90 - above



How do I get off probation?

Student with face paintedProbationary status may be removed by achieving the minimum cumulative GPA for the student’s classification.

What is Probation Continued?

If you are currently on probation and achieve a GPA of 2.0(C) or better for the term but your cumulative GPA remains below the minimum cumulative GPA required for you classification, probation is continued.

If I’m on probation, how do I keep from being suspended?

Every semester that you are on probation, you must earn a 2.0 GPA for that term. University policy states that a student on academic probation 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 G.P.A. on the work attempted during that period.

I was readmitted this semester after being suspended, what does my semester GPA need to be this semester?

You must earn a 2.0 every semester or you will be suspended for 1 year.

I was readmitted this semester after being suspended for 1 year, what does my semester GPA need to be this semester?

You must earn a 2.0 every semester or you will be dismissed for 3 years.

How do I calculate my GPA?

Here are the simple steps to calculate your GPA.

  1. Begin by drawing off 5 columns on a sheet of paper.
  2. List all of your courses in Column 1.
  3. Write down the letter grade value in Column 2.
  4. Enter the letter grade value in column 3. This grade value is per credit hour that the course is worth. A = 4, B = 3, C = 2, D = 1, F = 0
  5. Enter the course credit hours in Column 4. These may be found in your schedule of classes or course descriptions in your catalog.
  6. Multiply the line items in Column 3 by the line items in Column 4. These are your quality points for Column 5. [Multiply because the letter grade value is based on one credit hour. If the course is a 3 credit hour course and a grade of “B” is earned, then 9 quality points are earned. (3 point grade value for a “B” x 3 credit hour course = 9 quality points)].
  7. Sum up credit hours in Column 4.
  8. Sum up quality points in Column 5.
  9. Divide the number of quality points by the credit hours to get your GPA.


Name of Course

Letter Grade

Letter Grade Value

Credit Hours for Course

Quality Points

EN 111





HI 201





CIS 125





GE 111





FYE 101









37/14 = 2.64 GPA