Office of the Registrar Newsletter

May 2015

New Policy for Academic Standing - Effective Fall 2015

After grades post this fall semester, you will see changes to the minimum GPA required to remain in good academic standing. Any student on academic probation at the close of the spring semester whose semester AND cumulative GPA fall below 2.0 will be dropped from the university at the end of the fall 2015 semester. If a student is on probation and EITHER the semester OR the cumulative GPA is 2.0 or above, the student will remain on probation. It also looks likes this:

  • IF: Semester GPA or Cumulative GPA is < 2.0 = PROBATION
  • IF: On probation and both, Semester GPA and Cumulative GPA are < 2.0 = DROP
  • IF: On probation and Cumulative GPA is < 2.0 but Semester GPA is ≥ 2.0 = PROBATION
  • IF: On probation and Semester GPA is < 2.0 but Cumulative GPA is ≥ 2.0 = PROBATION

Any grade changes made after the initial GPA calculation will result in a recalculation of the GPA and academic standing or drop status. However, any student appropriately dropped from the university will have to go through the readmission process. A student who has been dropped for the first time is not eligible to register for at least one semester. Students dropped two or more times at the end of the spring 2015 semester or later will not be considered for readmission to the Purdue West Lafayette campus. The only exception would be for a student who has 15 or fewer credit hours (nine in the summer) to complete their degree requirements, and can do so in one remaining semester (or summer session). Such situations must be verified and supported by each college or school’s readmission evaluator prior to an application being submitted.

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