Academic Probation, Suspension, & Dismissal
What is Academic Probation?
Except for first-semester freshmen, all other undergraduate students who fail to earn a satisfactory average (2.0 or higher) on all work attempted in any term are considered to be on academic probation. Students on academic probation who fail to earn a 2.0 average on all work attempted in any term but have a cumulative average of 2.0 or higher at FAU will be continued on academic probation. Students on academic probation who earn a 2.0 average or higher in the next period of enrollment but whose cumulative average at FAU is lower than 2.0 will be continued on academic probation. Undergraduates on academic probation should seek assistance from their academic advisors in improving their academic performance.
- FAU Catalog 2011-2012
How can I be removed from Academic Probation?
Academic probation is removed when an undergraduate student earns at least a 2.0 average in all work attempted during the next period of enrollment and has a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher at Florida Atlantic University. - FAU Catalog 2011-2012
What is Academic Suspension & Dismissal?
Suspension and Dismissal
An undergraduate student on academic probation who fails to earn a 2.0 average in all work attempted in any term and who has a cumulative average of lower than 2.0 at Florida Atlantic University will be suspended from the University. If at any time after having once been suspended, an undergraduate student fails to earn a 2.0 average in all work attempted in any term and has a cumulative average of lower than 2.0 at Florida Atlantic University, the student will be dismissed from the University. - FAU Catalog 2011-2012
Returning After Suspension
A suspended student is eligible to re-enroll after a minimum of one semester and will return on academic probation due to previous suspension. All students returning from suspension are required to meet with an academic advisor, at which time the terms of re-enrollment will be specified. Students suspended with 59 or fewer earned credits will meet with an AcCESS academic advisor. AcCESS Program information may be found in the Student Services and Activities section of this catalog. Students with 60 or more earned credits will meet with an academic advisor in their college. - FAU Catalog 2011-2012
Returning After Dismissal
A dismissed student, after a minimum of one year away from the University, may seek re-entry by reapplying to the University and petitioning for approval from the students' college. If a student is seeking to be admitted to a college different from the original college, the approval of the college into which the student seeks to be readmitted is required. If at any time after having once been dismissed, an undergraduate student has a term and cumulative average below 2.0, the student will be dismissed from the University permanently. - FAU Catalog 2011-2012
Deferred Probation, Suspension and Dismissal
If an undergraduate student takes a single course (or a single course and linked laboratory) in a term and earns a semester GPA of less than a 2.0, and if this would result in the student being placed on probation or being suspended or dismissed, the action will be deferred until the end of the next term in which the student is enrolled. At that time, any academic action will be based on the grades earned in the “next term” and/or the cumulative GPA. In the event of deferred action, the student’s academic status will remain the same action as at the end of the semester preceding the “single course” semester. - FAU Catalog 2011-2012
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