Undergraduate Catalog - Academic Policy - Academic Standing | Judson University Christian College

Academic Standing

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.

Good Standing

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

Academic Warning

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.  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.

Academic Probation

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.  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. 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.

Academic Suspension

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.
  • All students petition the University Registrar to begin the readmission process.

 

All suspended students will be counseled by the Director of Financial Aid regarding the status of their financial aid and the University Registrar on approximate number of semesters required to complete their degree and their academic record.

Academic Dismissal

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.

Academic Honors

Semester Honors

  • Dean's List: Students achieving a 3.55 or higher semester GPA based on 12 or more hours attempted are recognized after the end of each semester. If the hours attempted do not total 12 but at least 12 hours were earned (due to pass-fail credits), the student is eligible for the Dean's List if he/she was on the Dean's List the previous semester. Students with grades of I or NR are not considered for the Dean's List until their final grades are received. Unclassified students are not eligible for the Dean's List.

Graduation Honors*

  • Graduation cum laude: 3.50-3.69 summary GPA
  • Graduation magna cum laude: 3.70-3.84 summary GPA
  • Graduation summa cum laude: 3.85-4.00 summary GPA

*Students who transfer to Judson must maintain the minimum summary grade average both in work at Judson and in all previous University work. Students must complete a minimum of 60 earned graded hours at Judson.

All traditional student honors for commencement are based on GPA’s for the previous semesters, as the current semester grades will not be available until after commencement.



Registrar Office Staff

Virginia L. Guth
Associate Vice President for Student Success/University Registrar

Maria L. Aguirre
Assistant to the Registrar
Graduate Programs
Study Abroad Programs
Commencement

 

Heather Johnson
Assistant Registrar
Adult Programs

Susan J. Kunze
Assistant to the Registrar
Traditional Programs
Reporting


Kirsten Olson
Student Records
Transcript Ordering
Enrollment Verifications

Jill A. Hargis
Graduation Auditor

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