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Academic Standing

Good Academic Standing

Students who maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher for each semester and have a cumulative GPA (CGPA) of 2.00 or higher are considered to be in good academic standing. A minimum grade point average of 2.00 is required for graduation.

Academic Probation

A student whose semester grade point average falls below 2.00 in any semester or whose cumulative grade point average is below 2.00 will be placed on academic probation and is not considered to be in good academic standing.   A student on academic probation remains on academic probation until both the cumulative grade point average and the most current semester grade point average are 2.00 or higher.

Students on academic probation are not eligible to hold office in any student club or organization. A student on academic probation may be subject to academic restrictions (such as a limitation on the number or kind of courses the student may take) as determined by the VPASA.      A student on academic probation must meet at least once a semester with the VPASA.

Suspension and Dismissal

A student on academic probation may be suspended or dismissed from AUPP if he/she remains on academic probation for two consecutive semesters or if the student’s cumulative GPA falls below the levels shown in the table below. Suspension or dismissal will be determined by the VPASA in consultation with the President, the Registrar and the Faculty Advisor.

Number of Credit hours CompletedMinimum Grade Point Average – SuspensionMinimum Grade Point Average – Dismissal
0-30 credit hours1.50N/A
31-60 credit hours1.701.50
61-90 credit hours1.801.70
91 and above1.901.80

Additionally, students may be suspended for:

  • Refusal to complete the conditions of probation.
  • Failure to improve their overall grade point average in the semester while on probation.

Academic suspension requires that the student drop out of AUPP for one semester with a guaranteed return to the University at the end of that period. Students placed on academic suspension must confirm with the Registrar that they are returning to AUPP at the end of the suspension period. Failure to do so will result in an administrative withdrawal from AUPP. Students returning from academic suspension will be placed on a restricted course schedule and will be required to meet with their academic advisor weekly.

Academic dismissal requires that the student drop out for a minimum of two semesters. A dismissed student will be re-admitted only if the Admissions Committee is convinced that the student is likely to achieve academic success.