Academic Suspension

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When a student’s cumulative grade point average (CGPA) falls below 2.00, the student is placed on academic warning (Senate Policy 54-20). When a student on academic warning earns a semester grade point average (GPA) of less than 2.00, the student is then placed on academic suspension (Senate Policy 54-40). A student who has been academically suspended may not schedule courses at the University for two consecutive semesters (Note: Summer session is equal to one semester and includes all courses offered after Spring semester and before Fall semester). 

Example: A student on academic warning, who earns a Spring 2017 semester GPA below 2.00, then placed on academic suspension, may not return to Penn State until Spring 2018.

A student seeking to return from academic suspension must apply for re-enrollment (as defined in Senate Policy 58-00) and returns to the University in warning status, with their former CGPA, and with a registration hold placed on their record. 

Students seeking re-enrollment to the College of Liberal Arts must receive written support by submitting a written statement (in addition to the required re-enrollment form).   

To request re-enrollment to the College of Liberal Arts, students on academic suspension must submit:

  • A re-enrollment form
  • A written statement

Re-enrollment forms submitted by students on academic suspension without the required written statement will not be reviewed.

Students must submit their materials between August 21, 2017 and December 8, 2017 to be considered for re-enrollment for the Spring 2018 semester.

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