Academic Progress

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.

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.

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