Retention and Academic Standards

Class Standing

A student’s class standing is determined by the number of hours earned, as shown in the table below.

 

Class Standing

 

Student

Hours Earned

 

Freshman

24 or fewer semester hours earned

Sophomore

25 to 55 semester hours earned

Junior

56 to 86 semester hours earned

Senior

87 or more semester hours earned

Graduate

bachelor’s from accredited institution

 

Academic Good Standing

For the purpose of retention, university academic good standing for degree-seeking students is defined as a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00. This standard is in effect for all students, regardless of catalog year, beginning in fall 2013.

A student who does not maintain the minimum GPA standard is placed on academic probation or is disqualified. A student on academic probation is in conditional good standing and is permitted to enroll.

Students on academic probation must meet with an academic success specialist to discuss academic success strategies for the subsequent semester and will be required to take UNI 220 Academic Refresher. In addition, students who have fewer than 24 credit hours will be required to participate in the ASU Pathway for Achieving Student Success Program. Students who successfully complete UNI 220 and participate in the PASS program will get an additional semester of academic probation before being disqualified. More information on the PASS program can be found here: https://studentsuccess.asu.edu/pass.

To transfer from one college to another within the university or to be eligible for readmission, a student must have an ASU GPA of 2.00 or higher. The GPA determining good standing is computed on courses taken only at ASU.

For purposes of retention or transfer, an individual college may set higher GPA standards; otherwise, the university standards prevail. See the college sections of this catalog or contact the college deans’ offices for statements regarding college retention standards.

Dean’s List

Undergraduate students who earn 12 or more graded semester hours (“A+,” “A,” “A-,” “B+,” “B,” “B-,” “C+,” “C,” “D” or “E”) during a semester in residence at ASU with a GPA of 3.50 or higher are eligible for the Dean’s List. A notation regarding Dean’s List achievement appears on the unofficial transcript.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

The university is required to publish and enforce standards of satisfactory academic progress for certain students (e.g., student athletes, students receiving financial aid and students receiving veterans benefits).

Certification of satisfactory progress for student athletes is verified by the academic advisor and the dean’s designee for certifying satisfactory progress. Certification of satisfactory progress for students receiving financial aid or veterans benefits is verified by Student Financial Assistance or the Veterans Services offices, respectively. Students should contact their advisors or the appropriate office for additional information on satisfactory progress requirements.

Probation

A student’s college assumes responsibility for enforcing academic standards and may place on university academic probation any student who has failed to maintain good standing as previously defined. For purposes of probation and retention, an individual college may set higher GPA standards. A student on academic probation is required to observe any rules or limitations the college may impose as a condition for retention.

Co-enrolled Continuing Probation Program

Select disqualified students may participate in the Co-enrolled Continuing Probation Program at the discretion of their college or school. Under this program, the student takes UNI 220 Academic Refresher plus one ASU course selected by the student’s advisor. The student co-enrolls at a Maricopa Community College with a schedule selected in consultation with the ASU advisor. Upon completion of the term, students with a combined semester cumulative GPA of 2.50 may continue regular enrollment at ASU. Parameters regarding the number of co-enrolled hours required are at the discretion of each college or school.

Ineligible

A student who is placed on ineligible status at the end of a semester is considered ineligible to continue in the college or school at the end of the following semester, even if the student meets ASU good standing requirements but not the conditions imposed for retention by the college or school. At the close of the semester, a student deemed ineligible will receive from the college or school an email that will outline options available for continuing at ASU in another college.

Ineligibility is exercised at the discretion of the college. An ineligible student is notified by the dean of the college and is not allowed to register in a fall or spring semester at the university, unless arrangements are made to transfer to another college. A student who has already registered for a future semester will be withdrawn from classes. An ineligible student who does not change to a different major may not attend ASU. A student who is ineligible may apply for reinstatement to the college standards committee. An ineligible student may not attend ASU as a nondegree student.

Disqualification

A student who is placed on probation at the end of a semester is subject to disqualification by the college or school at the end of the following semester if the conditions imposed for retention are not met.

Disqualification is exercised at the discretion of the college or school. A disqualified student is notified by the dean of the college and is not allowed to register in a fall or spring semester at the university. If the student has already registered for a future fall or spring semester, the registration is canceled. A student who has been disqualified may apply for reinstatement to the college standards committee. A disqualified student may not attend as a nondegree student. If a disqualified student elects to attend another university or two-year college, any credits earned there will not affect the ASU cumulative GPA. A course repeated elsewhere will not result in a replacement of a grade earned at ASU. Disqualified students must consult with an academic advisor to determine eligibility to attend ASU in the summer session, to raise the ASU cumulative GPA.

Select disqualified students may participate in the Co-enrolled Continuing Probation Program. See "Probation."

Reinstatement

A disqualified or ineligible student who has skipped a fall or spring semester must follow the procedures for readmission. See readmission to the university.

A disqualified or in ineligible student who has not skipped a semester may contact an advisor in his or her college to see if reinstatement is possible. (See reinstatement: https://catalog.asu.edu/glossary#reinstatement.) If the student wishes to transfer to a different college, he or she may submit an application for reinstatement to the college into which he or she wishes to transfer. An ineligible student who does not skip a fall or spring semester must follow the ineligible procedures. See ineligible status.

Academic Integrity

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