Academic Warning

A student is placed on Academic Warning the first fall or spring semester in which their cumulative GPA falls below 2.0. In other words, if a student was in Good Standing but then falls below the cumulative 2.0, they are on Academic Warning. Students can be on Academic Warning multiple times but not consecutively. 

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

It means that you were previously in Good Academic Standing, but your cumulative GPA has just fallen below a 2.0. You are allowed to register for a maximum of 15 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 Warning, 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 Warning?

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

 

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

If you do not earn a cumulative GPA of a 2.0 or higher after your first semester on Academic Warning, you will be put on Academic Probation.

Example One:

"Student just completed their first semester at Southern and has a cumulative GPA of 1.8, putting them on Academic Warning."

Explanation: This student is on Academic Warning because this is the first semester in which their cumulative GPA has fallen below 2.0.

Example Two:

"Student has just completed their third semester at Southern. After their first two semesters, they had a cumulative GPA of 2.1 and were in Good Standing. However, after completing their third semester with poor grades, their cumulative GPA has dropped to 1.9, putting them on Academic Warning."

Explanation: This student is on Academic Warning because they have just moved from being in Good Standing (2.0 or above) to having a cumulative GPA below a 2.0.

Example Three:

"After completing their first semester at Southern, student was placed on Academic Warning with a cumulative GPA of 1.9. After earning high grades during their second semester, they were able to raise their cumulative GPA to a 2.2 and get back into Good Standing. However, their grades declined during their third semester and their cumulative GPA fell to a 1.8...putting them on Academic Warning."

Explanation: This student is on Academic Warning because they have just moved from being in Good Standing (2.0 or above) to having a cumulative GPA below a 2.0. Even though they have previously been on Academic Warning, they were able to get back into Good Standing but then fell below the 2.0 mark again.

Academic Warning 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 Warning, please contact us.