Academic Standing Policy
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 session in which his or her session grade point average falls below the limit. Students will be limited to courses required by the major and not permitted to register in any additional courses without approval.
A student will be placed on academic probation at the end of any session in which his or her cumulative grade point average falls to below the limit. 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 will be limited to courses required by the major and not permitted to register in any additional courses without approval.
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 sessions; failure to do so will result in suspension. Students in the Professional Studies program who are notified of suspension may appeal to the Dean, School of Business and Professional Studies.
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.
- Students petition the Registrar to begin the readmission process.
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.