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 written statement 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 2020 return, materials must be submitted by December 6, 2019.

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