Each student admitted to Judson University is assumed to have the preparation, the desire and the ability to make satisfactory progress towards 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.
Government regulations require higher education institutions to establish academic policies to prevent students from continuing school without achieving the minimum standard grades to graduate within a reasonable time. In addition, all students must maintain a minimum cumulative completion rate of 70% of all hours attempted within a maximum time frame (189 total attempted hours) to remain in good 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. Academic standings will be run for all students at the end of each term.
Academic standing is based on semester and cumulative coursework. The minimum semester and cumulative grade point average (GPA) required for good standing is 1.80 for freshmen (students with 0-27.99 hours)and 2.00 (unless the declared major requires a higher GPA) 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 registered courses in a semester. Traditional students are also required to enroll in GEN 098 – Seminar for Academic Success. Students in the Center for Adult Professional Studies are required to meet with the advising team and must have two follow-up visits. These students will be limited to courses required by the major and not permitted to register in any additional courses without approval. No student on academic warning will be permitted to take additional coursework beyond the cohort term;no transfer credit will be awarded during the term in which a student is on academic warning. 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 fall below the limit. These students are limited to 13 credit hours of registered courses in a semester. Traditional students are also required to enroll in GEN098 – Seminar for Academic Success. Additionally, students on probation will lose the privilege of participating 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 and Professional Studies are required to meet with the advising team and must have two follow-up visits. Students will be limited to courses required by the major and will not be permitted to register in any additional courses without approval. No student on academic probation will be permitted to take additional coursework beyond the cohort term; no transfer credit will be awarded during the term in which a student is on probation. Ift he student’s following session and cumulative GPA fall below 2.00 (1.80 for freshmen), the student will be suspended. If the student’s following session and cumulative GPA are at or above 2.00, 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 (3-week) term or the Summer term. These grades will be included in the cumulative record reviewed at the end of the subsequent term.
Until a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 (1.80 for freshmen) is achieved, a student on probation must achieve a semester GPA of2.00 (1.80 for freshmen) or above in all subsequent semesters; failure to do so will result in suspension. Traditional students who are notified of suspension may appeal to the Associate Vice President for Student Success. Students in the Center for Adult and Professional Studies who are notified of suspension may appeal to the Dean of the School of Business and Professional Studies.
REAPPLICATION PROCEDURE FOR SUSPENDED STUDENTS
A suspended student may appeal 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 application is not guaranteed. The best means for a suspended student to demonstrate improvement worthy of readmission is to:
· Complete at lead 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 readmission to Judson University.
· Traditional students petition the Associate Vice President for Student Success to begin the readmission process. Student in the Center for Adult and Professional Studies may petition the Assistant Registrar.
All suspended students in the traditional program will be counseled by the Associate Vice President for Student Success 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.