What is Freshman Warning?
Freshman Warning is just what it says:
It's a WARNING that your grades are dangerously low and you are in danger of facing consequences from the University (consequences such as having to sit out a semester or being dismissed!).
Freshmen who fail to earn a 2.0 their first semester are placed on FRESHMAN WARNING. Students on warning are required to complete the STAR Inventory and should meet with their academic advisor in UAS for special assistance in improving their academic performance.
If you have received notice you are on Warning, NOW is the time to take the steps to improve your academic standing. Don’t wait until the end of your second semester (or even mid semester) to take action. If a student fails to improve their GPA after their first semester they move from Freshman Warning to probation.
When will I get off Freshman Warning?
Once your semester GPA and cumulative GPA reach at least a 2.0, you will be taken off Freshman Warning and will be in good academic standing.
How to calculate your GPA
Now that you are paying particular attention to your GPA you need to know how to calculate what you may be expecting next semester. Your GPA (grade point average) is calculated by dividing the sum of all grade points earned at FAU by the total number of credits attempted. Courses in which grades of “P”, “W” or “WM” have been received are not used in calculating GPA.
To calculate your cumulative (this is a bit more tricky), you can use the GPA Calculator located on our webpage. Follow the instructions on the page. You can also use the GPA calculator to determine exactly what grades you will need to achieve to get the GPA you are working towards.
Grades A through D- are given the following point values:
Grade point per credit hour
Important dates to remember
Understanding the policies, procedures and university calendar will be vital to your academic success. Review and know important dates that could affect you directly.