Each student admitted to Judson University is assumed to have the preparation, the desire and the ability to make satisfactory progress toward a degree. In practice, however, some students do not make the progress expected of them. Such students are notified, offered special assistance, provided academic counsel, and allowed time to improve their performance. Failing in that, they will be dismissed. Listed below are the Judson University Academic Standings and the consequences for students not in good academic standing. These standings are provided as a standard; however, in individual cases, the University administration reserves the right to change a student's standing based on the student's academic performance and any extenuating circumstances. Students on Academic Warning or Probation are not allowed to take any additional credits until they return to good standing. Academic standings will be run for all students at the end of each term.
The minimum grade point average (GPA) required for good standing is 1.80 for freshmen and 2.00 for all other students. For simplicity the word "limit" will be used for the required GPA
A student will be placed on academic warning at the end of any term in which his or her semester grade point average falls below the limit. These students are limited to 13 credit hours of registration and are required to enroll in GEN 098 – Academic Success. Traditional students are required to meet with the Director of the Learning Center by the end of the first week of each semester on which they are on warning. Students in the Center for Adult Professional Studies are required to meet with student services and must have two follow-up visits. Students wishing to appeal the conditions of their Warning status must appeal in writing to the respective Dean of their College or School – the academic status itself, cannot be appealed.
A student will be placed on academic probation at the end of any term in which his or her cumulative grade point average falls to below the limit. These students are limited to 13 credit hours of registration and are required to enroll in GEN 098 – Academic Success. Traditional students are required to meet with the Director of the Learning Center by the end of the first week of each semester on which they are on probation. Additionally, students on probation will lose the privilege to participate in extracurricular activities such as athletics, music (beyond what is required in the student's major), campus leadership positions, leadership in Chapel, yearbook, newspaper and intramurals. Students in the Center for Adult Professional Studies are required to meet with student services and must have two follow-up visits. If the student’s following session and cum GPA falls below 2.0 (1.80 for freshman) the student will be suspended. If the student’s following session and cum are at 2.0 the student will return to Good Standing. Students wishing to appeal the conditions of their probationary status must appeal in writing to the respective Dean of their College or School – the academic status itself, cannot be appealed.
Note: A student is not placed on warning or probation nor are they removed from warning or probation based on grades received during the Summer 1 Term or Summer Term. These grades will be included in the cumulative record reviewed at the end of the subsequent term.
Until a cumulative GPA of 2.00 (1.80 for freshman) is achieved, a student on probation must achieve a semester GPA of 2.00 (1.80 for freshman) or above in all subsequent semesters; failure to do so will result in suspension. Traditional students who are notified of suspension may appeal the decision in writing to the Provost. Students in the Center for Adult Professional Studies who are notified of suspension may appeal to the Interim Dean of the School of Leadership and Business.
Reapplication procedure for Suspended students
A suspended student may apply for readmission after one academic semester from date of suspension upon demonstrating an improvement in motivation or preparation for university work; however, readmission by virtue of reapplication is not guaranteed. The best means for a suspended student to demonstrate improvement worthy of readmission is to:
- Complete at least 12 hours of approved University-level coursework at an accredited single institution other than Judson University. Earn from there a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or above before being considered for re- admission to Judson University.
- Traditional students petition the Assistant Dean of Student Services to begin the readmission process. Students in the Center for Adult and Professional Studies may petition their academic advisor.
All suspended students in the traditional program will be counseled by the Assistant Dean of Student Services regarding the status of their financial aid, the approximate number of semesters required to complete their degree and their academic record.
Suspended students who have been readmitted must achieve a semester GPA of at least 2.00 (1.80 for freshmen) each semester to remain at Judson University, since a continued semester GPA of at least 2.00 is necessary in order to raise the cumulative GPA to 2.00 (which is the minimum required to graduate for most majors). Students who do not achieve a continued semester GPA of 2.00 (1.80 for freshmen) will be Academically Dismissed and denied any further readmission to the University.