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Academic Standing

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The Undergraduate Academic Standing Policy is outlined in detail in the Georgia Southern University Undergraduate Academic Catalog; key parts of the policy are as follows:

  • Academic standing will be determined by coursework completed at Georgia Southern University; transfer credit will not be considered.
  • All students will be allowed one approved appeal to the Academic Standards Committee or Dean of his/her college beginning Fall semester 2018.
  • A student whose total institutional GPA falls below 2.0 at the end of a semester will be subject to the Academic Standing policy.
  • Students on Warning (W1 & W2) and Probation (P1 & P2) are permitted to continue as long as progression measures are being met.

Appeal Procedure

In all matters concerning Suspension 1 or 2, the student may appeal to the Academic Standards Committee clearly stating the basis for an appeal. The student may appeal after receiving Suspension 2 if the student has not received an approved appeal after they received Suspension 1. A student will be allowed no more than one approved appeal to the Academic Standards Committee and/or to the student’s dean.

Undergraduate Academic Standing Appeal forms are available online at em.georgiasouthern.edu/registrar/students/forms/. Click “Student,” click “Forms for Students,” and scroll down to the Undergraduate Academic Standing Appeal Form. An Academic Standing Appeal Form must be received by the posted deadline. Individuals failing to satisfy the deadline may submit their appeal for the following semester. Supporting documentation may be uploaded during the appeal form process. Please be sure you have all documentation readily available when you fill out the form. Documentation cannot be uploaded after you submit the form.

 
A student that has been placed on Academic Suspension may appeal by submitting an Academic Standing Appeal form clearly stating the basis for an appeal. The appeal will be considered by the Academic Standards Committee during one of the following meeting dates.   An Academic Standing Appeal form must be received by the posted deadline below.  Individuals failing to satisfy the deadline may submit their appeal for the following semester.

Spring 2022   

Appeal Deadline:      January 4, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Meeting Date:           January 4, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Meeting Date:           January 5, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Academic Standings Prior to Fall 2018

Warning 1 (W1) – notice that academic probation and subsequent exclusion from the University will follow unless the quality of academic work improves.

Imposed at the end of the first semester of enrollment in which the student’s total institution GPA drops below a 2.0 GPA.

A student on W1 will be allowed to continue a maximum of two semesters of enrollment before being placed on Exclusion (E1) if his/her total institution GPA does not reach 2.0 or higher.

A student who raises his/her total institution GPA to 2.0 and later earns a total institution GPA below 2.0 will again be placed on W1.

Probation 1 (P1) – notice that Exclusion (E1) from the University will follow unless the quality of academic work improves.

  • Imposed when a student on W1 does not raise his/her total institution GPA to 2.0 or higher by the end of the W1 semester.
  • A student on P1 will be allowed to continue one semester of enrollment before being placed on Exclusion (E1) if the total institution GPA does not reach 2.0 or higher.
  • A student who raises his/her total institution GPA to 2.0 and later earns a total institution GPA below 2.0 will again be placed on W1.

Exclusion 1 (E1) – imposed when a student with a P1 Academic Standing does not raise his/her total institution GPA to 2.0 or higher by the end of the P1 semester.

  • E1 allows the student to reflect on his/her academic status.
  • E1 is for one calendar year (three semesters).
  • Appeals to E1 may be submitted to the Academic Standards Committee; if denied, appeals must be made through the Dean of a student’s college.
  • If a student earns a 2.0 or better GPA for the last two semesters before E1, the student will be allowed to continue enrollment for the following semester without submitting an appeal. His/her registration will not be canceled; however, this exception will count as the one and only approved appeal.
  • A student will be allowed no more than one approved appeal to the Academic Standards Committee or Dean of his/her college.
    • If an appeal is approved, the student will be readmitted to the University.
    • Once readmitted, a student will be allowed to continue a maximum of three semesters of enrollment if his/her total institution GPA remains below 2.0.
  • If a student is readmitted after being placed on E1, his/her academic standing will be Warning 2 (W2) if the total GPA does not reach 2.0 or better by the end of his/her first semester of re-enrollment.

Warning 2 (W2) – Serves as notice that Academic Probation and subsequent Exclusion from the University will follow unless the quality of academic work improves.

  • After a student on E1 has been readmitted, he/she will be placed on W2 at the end of the first semester if the total institution GPA remains below 2.0.
  • A student will be allowed to continue a maximum of two semesters of enrollment before being placed on Exclusion 2 (E2) if his/her total institution GPA does not reach 2.0 or higher.
  • A student who raises his/her total institution GPA to 2.0 and later earns a total institution GPA below 2.0 will again be placed on W2.

Probation 2 (P2) –Serves as final notice that Exclusion 2 (E2) from the University will follow unless the quality of the academic work improves.

  • A student on W2 who does not bring his/her total institution GPA to 2.0 or higher at the end of the semester will be placed on P2.
  • After being placed on P2, a student will be allowed to continue only one semester before being placed on Exclusion 2 (E2) if the total institution GPA remains below 2.0.
  • A student who raises his/her total institution GPA to 2.0 and later earns a total institution GPA below 2.0 will again be placed on W2.

A student on P2 whose total institution GPA does not reach 2.0 or higher by the end of the semester will be placed on Exclusion 2 (E2), the final exclusion imposed on a student who has previously been excluded.

  • The student is dismissed from Georgia Southern University for three years.
  • Appeals to continue before three years have passed are approved only in extraordinary circumstances.
    • Appeals must be filed within three semesters of being placed on E2.
    • Appeals are allowed only if the student has not received an approved appeal previously.
    • Appeals must be made to the Academic Standards Committee or Dean of a student’s college.
  • If a student makes a 2.0 or better for the last two semesters before E2, the Academic Standards Committee will approve for the student to continue without submitting an appeal onlyif the student did not receive an approved appeal after E1.

Last updated: 8/12/2021