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High school graduates who do not meet the standards for unconditional admission may be granted conditional admission if they meet all of the requirements. Conditionally admitted students are those who meet the following conditions:
- ACT composite score is 16 or 17 (ACT composite of 18 or higher is needed for unconditional admission)
- At least 11 approved units have been earned among the high school academic core (13 units distributed among English, Mathematics, Natural or Physical Science, Social Studies, other for unconditional admission)
- The GPA on the high school academic core is at least 1.75 (GPA of 2.0 in core classes required for unconditional admission)
If you are currently admitted conditionally, you are required to meet with Dr. Matthew Price in the University Success Center. This meeting will consists of putting together an academic plan of action for the semester to ensure your success. Conditionally admitted students should contact Dr. Price at email@example.com or 256.765.5949.
Students with a GPA of less than 1.60 who have attempted less than 18 semester hours of coursework are placed on Academic Warning. Students who do not reach the minimum cumulative GPA based on hours earned will be placed on Academic Probation.
Students on Academic Warning are required to attend a workshop which gives them information about academic status at UNA, Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), the Repeat/Recompute policy, student resources on campus, and ways to avoid probationary status.
Because students’ needs are varied and the reasons they are on Academic Warning are often very personal, additional one-on-one meetings with the Intervention Specialist in our office provide students with individualized attention to their particular academic situation. Students who fail to attend a workshop or meet individually with the Intervention Specialist will have a Hold placed on their registration for the upcoming semester by our office. Students who schedule and keep an appointment with the Intervention Specialist will have this Hold released, and they will be allowed to pre-register or register for classes.
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 Hours Earned
Students who receive the scholastic standard of Academic Probation are required to meet with the Intervention Specialist in our office to discuss their academic standing, what they must do to be removed from probation, and what campus resources are available to help them succeed. Students who fail to meet individually with the Intervention Specialist will have a Hold placed on their registration for the upcoming semester by our office. Students who schedule and keep an appointment with our Intervention Specialist will have this Hold released, and they will be allowed to pre-register or register for classes.
Probationary status may be removed by achieving the minimum cumulative GPA for the student’s classification. Probation is continued if on the work for which enrolled in the probationary term the student achieves a GPA of 2.0 or better but remains below the minimum GPA required for the student’s classification.
A student is placed on academic suspension for one semester at the end of any semester or term in which a student on academic probation 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 re-enroll through 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 and their class schedule for the upcoming semester with one of the Academic Advisors in University Advising Services.
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.