Students who do not meet academic standards at Shawnee State University will be placed on an academic status (probation, suspension, or dismissal) based on the number of credit hours attempted and cumulative GPA (see chart below).
|Credit Hours Attempted
|1.50 or below
|1.80 or below
Students who fall below a 2.0 GPA standard, but remain above the thresholds given above, will be sent a notice of unsatisfactory performance and will be encouraged to meet with an academic advisor.
In order to gain reinstatement to Shawnee State University, a student must appeal his/her suspension or dismissal to the Academic Appeals Committee.
NOTE: If your financial aid has been suspended, this appeal will not result in reinstatement of your financial aid. A separate appeal process is necessary. Please contact the Financial Aid office for more information about reinstatement of financial aid.
A student whose cumulative grade point average (GPA) drops below the suspension standard for the first time is placed on Academic Probation for the following semester. The only exception is for students who earn a 0.0 cumulative GPA and earn less than 3 credit hours during their first term of enrollment (see Academic Suspension below).
If the student is unable to raise his/her GPA above the suspension standard during the next term of enrollment, and does not achieve at least a 2.00 GPA for that term, he/she will be suspended.
Upon reinstatement, the student will remain on Academic Probation for the following term if his/her cumulative GPA remains below the suspension standard, but the student achieves a 2.00 or higher term GPA. If the student raises his/her cumulative GPA above the suspension standard, but later drops below the suspension standard again, he/she will be placed on Academic Probation again before being suspended.
A student whose cumulative grade point average (GPA) drops below the suspension standard for the second time is placed on Academic Suspension. Additionally, any student who earns a 0.0 cumulative GPA and earn less than 3 credit hours during his/her first term of enrollment will be placed on Academic Suspension. The student must wait one academic year (three semesters) before submitting a written appeal to return to Shawnee State University.
After completing a first suspension (three-semesters), the first time the student's cumulative GPA falls below the suspension standards again, and he/she does not achieve a 2.00 GPA for the term, he/she will be placed on Academic Dismissal. The student must sit out two academic years (six semesters) before submitting a written appeal to return to Shawnee State University.
Upon return from Dismissal, if the student is dismissed again, he/she will be permanently dismissed and may not return to Shawnee State University.