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Academic Warning and 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 2018 semester GPA below 2.00, then placed on academic suspension, may not return to Penn State until Spring 2019.

Academic Warning

Liberal Arts students are required to meet with a Liberal Arts Adviser (typically their assigned adviser in Liberal Arts) the first semester in warning before the registration hold will be lifted.

Academic Suspension

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 on academic suspension who are seeking re-enrollment to the College of Liberal Arts must submit the following to make the request:

Re-enrollment forms submitted by students on academic suspension without the required Academic Self-assessment and Goal-Setting form will not be reviewed.

The college will respond in writing with their decision once forms are reviewed.

Students must submit their re-enrollment materials no sooner than the term prior to their planned return. For a Spring 2021 return, materials must be submitted by January 4, 2021 and for a Summer 2021 return, materials must be submitted by May 3, 2021.

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