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When students performance falls below ASU Academic Good Standing (2.0 cumulative GPA), the student is placed on probation and is subject to disqualification. In the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, one aspect of your advisor’s job is to help students return to Academic Good Standing. We are committed to doing everything we can to help you reach your full potential and achieve your academic goals.
Your Academic Standing is determined twice annually—in December after fall semester grades have posted, and in May after spring grades have posted. Grades earned during summer will affect your GPA, but are not considered for probation purposes until the next review period. This is true for grade changes and the removal of incompletes. Please also note that if you were placed on probation by another college before changing your major to BIS, that probation code will remain in effect until the next review period regardless of your current GPA.
What Happens When You Are on Probation?
You will receive a letter from the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts. This letter refers you to this website and tells you, among other things, that you will need to meet with your academic advisor. All College of Integrative Sciences and Arts probation students will be required to complete an Academic Success Agreement with their academic advisor.
In that meeting, you and your advisor will go over what it means to be on probation. He or she will also clear you to register for classes or assist you in making changes to your class schedule. The bulk of the meeting, though, is spent exploring ways in which the university can help you get on track. Because students often struggle because of factors other than their academic skills, we also may refer you to other departments on campus. Essentially, if we’re not in the best position to give you guidance and help, we’ll help you find the people who are.
Improved performance will help you earn either Good Standing or Continued Probation. Students who achieve a cumulative GPA above the University Standards are considered in Good Standing. Students who achieve a semester GPA above the University Standards are place on Continued Probation and are required to meet with their advisors again. Students who fail to achieve a semester or cumulative GPA above the University Standards are disqualified from the university.
There are other implications to being on probation. The most immediate, for many, is that some courses have GPA requirements in their registration edits. Examples include all the BIS courses, all the Business concentration courses, and all of the Communication upper-division courses. Your financial aid may also be affected depending on your particular grades—contact your financial aid counselor for more information.
What happens when you are disqualified?
Again, you will receive a letter from the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts. This letter will tell you that you are no longer eligible to take classes at ASU during fall or spring semesters. You are, however, allowed to—and even encouraged to—take classes during summer to improve your GPA to above university standards. An Application for Readmission to ASU will need to be completed prior to returning to ASU. For more details on disqualification, visit http://cls.asu.edu/resources/disqualification.
About your grades...
Generally speaking, you must earn As or Bs in the classes you take to improve your GPA. Grades of C are essentially neutral; they may help if your GPA is especially low, but in general C grades have minimal impact. Courses taken at other institutions have no bearing on your academic standing at ASU.