Academic Probation

A student who is on Academic Warning and fails to raise their cumulative GPA to 2.0 in the following fall or spring semester shall be placed on Academic Probation. A student who fails to get off Academic Probation may face Academic Dismissal.

I am on Academic Probation...what does this mean?

It means that you were previously on Academic Warning, but did not raise your cumulative GPA to 2.0 or above. You are allowed to register for a maximum of 14 credits and must register prior to the first day of the semester. You must also complete the requirements below.

 

What do I have to do?

As a student on Academic Probation, you must complete the following requirements:

For more information on these requirements and how to complete them, visit the "Academic Improvement" page.

 

How do I get off Academic Probation?

If you raise your cumulative GPA to 2.0 or higher, you are taken off Academic Probation and returned to Good Academic Standing.

 

What happens if I don't get off Academic Probation?

If you do not raise your cumulative GPA to 2.0 or higher BUT earn a term GPA of at least a 2.3: 

You will be allowed to continue at Southern for another semester on Academic Probation...however, this can only happen up to three times. A student on Academic Probation has three semesters to raise their cumulative GPA to 2.0 or above. If your cumulative GPA is still below 2.0 after your third consecutive semester of probation, you will be Academically Dismissed, regardless of your term GPA.
 

If you do not raise your cumulative GPA to 2.0 or higher AND fail to earn a term GPA of at least a 2.3: 

You will be Academically Dismissed.

Example One:

"Student completed their first semester at Southern with a cumulative GPA of 1.7 and was placed on Academic Warning. After completing their second semester, their were not able to improve their grades and their cumulative GPA remained 1.7, putting them on Academic Probation."

Explanation: This student is on Academic Probation because they were not able to raise their cumulative GPA to 2.0 or above while on Academic Warning.

Scenario Two:

"After completing their first year at Southern, student is on Academic Probation with a cumulative GPA of 1.5. During their third semester, they earn a term GPA of 2.7...raising their cumulative GPA to 1.9. This student will continue on Academic Probation for a second consecutive semester."

Explanation: This student will continue on Academic Probation for a second semester because their cumulative GPA is still below a 2.0 but their term GPA was a 2.3 or higher.

If this student earned a term GPA below a 2.3, they would have been Academically Dismissed

Academic Probation may impact your financial aid eligibility.

In order to receive financial aid, you must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Standards. While SAP is separate from Academic Standing, they overlap in many ways. 
 

We highly recommend you visit the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy page to learn more about SAP.
 

If your financial aid eligibility has been impacted, you will be contacted by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships regarding your status within 2-3 weeks after your grades have been posted. If you have any immediate financial aid questions, feel free to contact them directly at 203-392-5222 or financialaid@southernct.edu

If you have any questions concerning Academic Probation, please contact us.