Academic Warnings and Probation
If you have earned a grade of C- or lower in any course during an enrollment term, you will receive an academic warning email.
If you receive an academic warning email you should meet with an academic advisor to discuss your current grades. You may need to retake a course if it does not meet the minimum required grade.
The ex-petition form
If you retake a course (including an I-Core prerequisite), you will want to complete the ex-petition form. This form must be completed prior to graduation. A student may use the ex-petition form up to three times for a total of no more than 10 credits from all three classes combined.
You will be placed on academic probation following any enrollment period in which you fail to attain a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
Note: You will not be able to graduate if your major grade point average or cumulative grade point average is below 2.0; however a low cumulative GPA does not result in probation.
Academic probation requirements
All requirements below are strictly enforced and non-negotiable. They are designed to support and provide students with the tools needed to successfully complete the undergraduate degree.
Students on academic probation will be sent an academic probation notification email that explains that they are required to:
1. Enroll in either BUS-X 355 Academic Success Mentoring (2 cr.) or EDUC-X 158. The Culture of College (3 cr.). These courses will be graded; however, students may choose to apply to take the course pass/fail. The minimum passing grade in these courses is 75 percent (C).
1a. Students who fail to enroll in the required course by the beginning of the term, will, on the fourth day of classes, be administratively enrolled in BUS-X 355. If the addition of this course will raise the student’s total credit hours above 15, the least critical course for that term will be administratively dropped from his/her schedule to accommodate BUS-X 355.
1b. Students who fail to meet the requirements of either of these courses through non-attendance will earn a grade of F; at the discretion of the Probation Committee, students may also be dismissed from the Kelley School.
2. Take no more than 15 credit hours during their probation semester. These 15 or fewer credit hours will include either BUS-X355 or EDUC-X158. If a student remains above 15 credit hours, on the fourth day of classes, the student’s least critical course will be administratively dropped from his/her schedule to bring the student’s total credit hours to 15 or below.
3. Reflect on their past academic challenges through an online self-assessment survey. Students must complete the survey by the end of the second week of classes for the term and before they meet with an academic advisor. In addition, the student may not meet with an academic advisor until the survey is completed.
4. Meet with an identified business academic advisor a minimum of two times during the semester. At these appointments, the student and the advisor will discuss the challenges identified in the survey and outline strategies for academic improvement and success.
4a. The student must meet with an academic advisor in a 30-minute, scheduled appointment by the end of week four of the term. If the self-assessment survey has not been completed prior to the first probation appointment, the student will have to reschedule. Failure to participate in this first meeting by the end of week four puts the student at risk for dismissal.
4b. The student must meet with an academic advisor in a 30-minute, scheduled appointment for the second time by the end of week 10 of the term Current grades in all classes must be printed out from an online grade book or emailed directly from the faculty member to the advisor prior to this second meeting; otherwise, the student will be asked to reschedule the appointment. Failure to participate in this second meeting by the end of week 10 puts the student at risk for dismissal.
A semester grade point average below 2.0, a total withdrawal without a prior agreement with a probation advisor, or falling below full-time status (12 credit hours) without a prior agreement with a probation advisor will result in academic dismissal.
For students who fail to meet any of the above requirements by their deadlines, the academic probation “hold” will remain on their record until grades are final for the semester, preventing them from registering for the following term. If, at the end of the semester, the student’s grade point average is 2.0 or above, the probationary status will be removed and the student may register for classes. If the student’s grade point average is below a 2.0, the student will be dismissed from the Kelley School.
Return to good academic standing
A student is considered to be back in good academic standing when he or she has attained a semester grade point average of 2.0 or above and has successfully completed all academic probation requirements outlined by the Academic Probation Committee.
However, a student who fails to attain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in a second enrollment period will be dismissed from the Kelley School of Business at the end of that second enrollment period.
A dismissal is a yearlong leave of absence during which the student has an opportunity to rethink his or her academic goals and plans. Students who have been dismissed do have the opportunity to petition for re-admission; in such cases, petitions must be submitted in accordance with the deadlines and the terms of dismissal as specified in the dismissal letter. A denied re-admission petition results in permanent dismissal from the Kelley School.
If a student is awarded re-entry, and fails to meet probation requirements for a succeeding semester or earns below a 2.0 grade point average in any subsequent enrollment period, that student will be permanently dismissed from the Kelley School.