Academic Warning, Probation, & Suspension
The procedures for determining academic warning, probation, and suspension are as follows:
The College will review each student’s academic record at the close of each grading period. If the student’s performance is below 2.00, several actions will be initiated to determine the cause. More important, when applicable the following actions will be taken:
Academic Warning – A student will be warned of academic probation whenever the student’s grade point average (G.P.A.) at the end of a grading period falls below the minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) for an ensuing evaluation period.
Academic Probation – A student will be placed on academic probation if the student fails to achieve the minimum CGPA as defined in the standards of satisfactory academic progress for full-time students by the end of the evaluation period. Once on academic probation, the student will be required to remove his/her probationary status prior to the next evaluation period or be dropped from the College for one semester. Students placed on academic probation are to discuss their academic status with their advisor and, together, work out a written study plan for improvement. This plan must include the following restrictions: (1) no more than thirteen (13) semester hours per semester; (2) a schedule of weekly sessions in the Center for Academic Support Services for tutorial assistance; (3) weekly conferences with advisor; (4) abstention from participating in College sponsored extra-curricular activities. All these restrictions are mandatory and will be monitored closely.
Academic Suspension – Students who fail to improve their academic performance to the required standard after a probationary period will be placed on academic suspension, normally for a period of one semester. After one semester of suspension, a student may apply for readmission. A successful candidate for readmission must demonstrate to the College that he/she is progressively moving toward graduation according to the established standards of progress. A student suspended for the second time for poor scholarship may apply for readmission only after attaining, through summer study at Saint Paul’s College as an unclassified student; the CGPA required for his/her classification. Also, consideration will be given for readmission when a student demonstrates exceptional improvement in one or more summer sessions. Upon readmission to the College, students are to discuss their academic status with their advisors and, together, work out a written student plan for improvement. This plan must include the following (1) no more than thirteen (13) semester hours per semester; (2) a schedule of weekly sessions in the Center for Academic Support Services for tutorial assistance; (3) weekly conferences with advisor; and (4) abstention from participating in College sponsored extra-curricular activities. All of the restrictions are mandatory and will be closely monitored. While the College has outlined the steps involved in determining the eligibility of a student to continue his/her studies, it should be understood that the College reserves the right to declare a student not in good standing academically for any serious breach or violation of academic trust or scholarly integrity.