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Scholastic Deficiency

  1. Scholastic Probation

    A candidate for an associate or baccalaureate degree shall be placed on probation if his/her semester or graduation index at the end of any regular semester is less than that required for a student with his/her classification as shown in Table A.

    A student on probation shall be removed from that status at the end of the first subsequent semester in which he/she achieves semester and cumulative GPAs equal to or greater than those required for a student with his/her classification as shown in Table A.

    Any grade change due to a reporting error will result in a recalculation of the index and determination of probation status.

    Table A. Index Levels for Probation

    ClassificationSemester GPA Less ThanCumulative GPA Less Than
    0 and 1 1.5 1.5
    2 1.5 1.6
    3 1.6 1.7
    4 1.6 1.8
    5 1.7 1.9
    6 1.7 2
    7 1.7 2
    8 and up 1.7 2
  2. Dropping of Students for Scholastic Deficiency

    A student on scholastic probation shall be dropped from the University if, at the close of any regular semester, his/her graduation index is less than that required of a student as shown in Table B or he/she receives failing (F) grades in six credit hours or more for the semester.

    This rule shall not apply for the semester in which the student completes all requirements for his/her degree. However, records of a degree recipient who does not meet the minimum index requirement of Table B shall be reviewed by the appropriate campus readmissions committee before he/she is allowed to pursue another undergraduate degree.

    Any grade change due to a reporting error will result in a recalculation of the index and determination of drop status.

    Table B. Index Levels for Dropping

    ClassificationCumulative GPA Less Than
    0 and 1 1.3
    2 1.4
    3 1.5
    4 1.6
    5 1.7
    6 1.8
    7 1.9
    8 and up 2

    A student dropped by this rule must apply to the appropriate office or readmission committee for the Purdue campus of choice. A fee is assessed for processing the readmission application (Board of Trustees Minutes, June 5-6, 1970). Readmission is not guaranteed, but any student who gains readmission is readmitted on probation and is subject to stipulations in effect as a condition of readmission. (For more detailed information about readmission, visit the following Web site: http://www.purdue.edu/odos/services/readmission)