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All students should strive to maintain the minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 required for graduation (some majors have higher GPA requirements). To be a student in good academic standing, however, the following minimum grade point averages apply for each classification:

    • Freshman (0-31 hours) - GPA 1.60
    • Sophomore (32-63 hours) - GPA 1.85
    • Junior (64-95 hours) - GPA 1.95
    • Senior (96 hours and above) - GPA 2.00

To fall below these grade point averages can lead to the following:

Academic Warning

A student with a GPA of less than 1.60 who has attempted less than 18 hours will be placed on academic warning for the following semester. If at the end of the semester of academic warning the student does not reach the minimum cumulative GPA listed above, the student will be placed on academic probation. Students on academic warning and academic probation may not register for more than 13 hours during a regular semester.

Academic Probation

A student will be placed on academic probation at the end of any term in which the student's cumulative GPA falls below the appropriate minimum listed above. When a student achieves the minimum cumulative GPA for the student's classification, probationary status will be removed. If a student receives a 2.0 or better during their probationary term, but remains below the minimum GPA required for the student's classification, probation is continued.

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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 GPA on the work attempted during that period. A suspension will last for one fall or spring semester (summer term does not fulfill suspension). Students may not appeal first-time suspensions to the Readmissions Committee.

After the semester of suspension the student may reenroll without an appearance before the Readmissions Committee but must complete a readmission form which may be obtained from the Office of Admissions or the UNA website. Upon return, a student is placed on Academic Probation and must earn a current GPA of at least a 2.0 GPA to remain enrolled. Academic probation continues until the appropriate minimum GPA for the classification is obtained (see table above). If a student fails to obtain a semester 2.0 GPA, the student is suspended for one year.

Academic Suspension - One Year

A student that fails to obtain a semester 2.0 GPA after returning from a one- semester suspension will be suspended for one calendar year. A student that has been on a one-year suspension is automatically eligible to reenroll with no appearance before the Readmissions Committee. Returning students must complete a readmissions form available from the Office of Admissions or the UNA website. Upon return, a student will be placed on Academic Probation and must earn a semester GPA of at least a 2.0 GPA to remain enrolled. Academic probation continues until the appropriate minimum cumulative GPA for a student's classification is obtained (see table above). If a student fails to obtain a semester 2.0 GPA, the student will be suspended for three years.

A student who has been suspended for one calendar year who can provide evidence of extenuating circumstances that led to academic difficulties may file a written academic appeal and appear before the Readmission Committee prior to the beginning of any semester during the one-year suspension.

Academic Suspension - Three Years

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A student that fails to obtain a semester 2.0 GPA after returning from a one year suspension will be suspended for three calendar years. A student that has been on a three-year suspension is automatically eligible to reenroll without an appearance before the Readmissions Committee. The returning student must, however, complete a readmissions form available from the Office of Admissions or the UNA website. Upon return, a student will be placed on Academic Probation and must earn a semester GPA of at least a 2.0 GPA to remain enrolled. Academic probation continues until the appropriate minimum cumulative GPA for a student's classification is obtained (see table above).

A student on a three-year suspension may not appeal the suspension for the first calendar year of the suspension. After the first calendar year, a student who can provide evidence of extenuating circumstances that led to academic difficulties may file a written academic appeal and appear before the Readmissions Committee.