Back to Policies List

100323

Academic Probation

Type: Enrollment
Effective Date: 7/1/2018

Undergraduate

Academic standing appears on the student's transcript each term as an indicator of whether or not the student is meeting the minimum academic standards or performance established by Northern Arizona University. The following cumulative grade point averages are used to determine academic standing for undergraduate students:

  • 2.0 and above = Good Standing
  • Less than 2.0 = Academic Probation

If a student's grade point average (GPA) is between 2.0 and 2.25, the transcript will reflect that the student is in Good Standing. However, the University expects students to perform above the minimum standard and students with a GPA between 2.0 and 2.25 will be considered as being in Good Standing with Concern. This will not be printed on the transcript but students will be encouraged to take advantage of campus resources in order to increase their GPA above the minimum.

Once a student is on Academic Probation, the student will be academically suspended from the University if the term GPA drops below a 2.0. It is possible for students to remain on Academic Probation for several terms and avoid suspension as long as they obtain at least a 2.0 GPA each term.

When the student's cumulative GPA reaches a 2.0 or above, the student will be removed from Academic Probation and be assigned Good Standing.

It is important for undergraduate students to maintain Good Standing because failing to do so may have ramifications. Some departments require student workers to be in Good Standing in order to retain employment and some student organizations require a minimum GPA for participation. Students must be in Good Standing in order to graduate.

First-year undergraduate students on the Flagstaff mountain campus who are on Academic Probation for the first time will be required to enroll in NAU 130: Back on Track.

Personalized  Learning

Academic standing appears on the student’s transcript each term as an indicator of whether or not the student is meeting the minimum academic standards or performance established by Northern Arizona University. The following cumulative grade point averages are used to determine academic standing for undergraduate students:

•             2.0 and above = Good Standing

•             Less than 2.0 = Academic Probation

If a student’s grade point average (GPA) is between 2.0 and 2.25, the transcript will reflect that the student is in Good Standing. However, the University expects students to perform above the minimum standard; students with a GPA between 2.0 and 2.25 will be considered as being in Good Standing with Concern. This will not be printed on a student’s transcript but students will be encouraged to take advantage of campus and/or faculty resources in order to increase their GPA above the minimum.

Once a student is on Academic Probation, the student will be academically suspended from the University if the term or subscription GPA drops below a 2.0. It is possible for students to remain on Academic Probation for several terms or subscriptions and avoid suspension as long as they obtain at least a 2.0 GPA each term or subscription.

When students’ cumulative GPA reaches a 2.0 or above, they will be removed from Academic Probation and be assigned Good Standing.

It is important for undergraduate students to maintain Good Standing because failing to do so may have ramifications. Some departments require student workers to be in Good Standing in order to retain employment and some student organizations require a minimum GPA for participation. Students must be in Good Standing in order to graduate.

First-year undergraduate students on the Flagstaff mountain campus who are on Academic Probation for the first time will be required to enroll in NAU 130: Back on Track.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Related policies:

Back to Policies List