Avoiding Academic Probation

What is probation?

If you are on probation, you are at risk of being dropped from the University. A student is placed on academic probation if, at the close of any fall or spring semester, a student's semester or cumulative GPA is less than 2.0. The student will be removed from probation at the end of the next semester in which the student achieves a semester and cumulative GPA equal to or greater than 2.0. 

Any grade changes due to a reporting error will result in a recalculation of the GPA and determination of probation standing. Academic standing will not be assessed in summer sessions. 

When is a student placed on drop status?

Once on probation, you need to bring your grades up to a satisfactory level. A student on scholastic probation will be dropped if, at the close of any fall or spring semester, the student's semester and cumulative GPA is less than a 2.0. 

What does it mean to be dropped from Purdue?

If you are dropped from the University, it means that you have not made sufficient progress to warrant continuing your education at Purdue. It does not prohibit you from attending another institution, or even returning to Purdue. Readmission to Purdue is not automatic. You can learn more about readmission on the Purdue Undergraduate Admissions website.

Additional Resources

Academic Success Center

[Krach Leadership Center, 4th Floor, 765-494-9328]
Academic assistance through Supplemental Instruction (SI), individual coaching with trained staff and students, and additional online resources. 

Center For Career Opportunities (CCO)

[Young Hall, Room 132, 765-494-3981]
Career counseling and career exploration, career books, catalogs, and occupational information files. Fosters decision-making skills, information gathering and self-evaluation. No appointment is necessary.

Graduate School Ombuds

[Young Hall, Room 170, 765-494-2600]
In addition to consulting with their major professors, master's and doctoral students on academic probation are encouraged to meet with a Graduate School ombuds or peer ombuds. These individuals listen, provide information, offer options, seek explanations, and advise regarding rights and responsibilities. 

Purdue Counseling and Guidance Center

[Beering Hall, Room 3202, 765-494-9738]
Master's and PhD students seeking counseling degree provide free academic, career and personal counseling. Free assistance for students experiencing emotional difficulties or needing help adjusting to university life. 

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

[Psychological Sciences Building and Student Health Center, 765-494-6995]
Provides individual counseling for students; support and therapy groups; and workshops.

Exploratory Studies

[Young Hall, Room 831, 765-494-0843]
Academic program for students uncertain about their major. Advisors work with students to provide free academic advice and career counseling. Students receive assistance in determining their major, learning about occupations, and preparing for the world of work.

Span Plan Adult Student Services Program

[Schleman Hall, Room 207, 765-494-7662]
Assistance for students who meet the following critera: two year break from school, married or in a domestic partnerships, parents, active duty or U.S. military veteran.  The program offers financial and academic assistance, as well as tutoring.

Supplemental Instruction

[Krach Leadership Center, 4th Floor, 765-494-9328]
Weekly study sessions for notoriously challenging courses that are lead by a peer who has successfully taken the course. SI groups offer a space to share study tips, grasp challenging material, and work with other to achieve success in the course.

Writing Lab/Online Writing Lab (OWL)

[226 Heavilon Hall, 765-494-3723]
Students and staff visiting the Writing Lab can receive one-on-one consultation with trained staff on a variety of concerns.  The Writing Lab also offers tutorials, handouts, computers, ESL study materials, grammar hotline, and a variety of workshops and brochures.

Drop-in Hours

Schleman Hall, Room 207 

Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST


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