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Student Academic Standards and Performance

Academic Probation and Suspension, Undergraduate - 1I1

  1. Students whose cumulative grade-point averages are 2.00 or above are considered to be in Academic Good Standing.
  2. When students' cumulative grade-point averages fall below 2.00, they will be placed on Academic Probation and will be subject to the restrictions placed on probationary students. Students who have been placed on Academic Probation must receive intensive academic counseling and advising during the next term of enrollment. Advisors will assist students to identify difficulties and to develop a plan of action mutually agreeable to the advisor and the student. They will receive written notification of their probation and information regarding the suspension policy. Such notification will occur early in the term immediately following attaining probationary status.
  3. Students on Academic Probation will not change their status until they raise their cumulative average to the 2.00 level, at which time they will be returned to Good Standing.
  4. In the event students on Academic Probation fail to attain a 2.00 term average for their next term of attendance, they will be placed on Academic Suspension. Upon suspension, a student who had been accepted to a major will no longer hold major status in that program.
  5. Suspended students will be ineligible to attend SIUE for at least one term. A suspended student may then re-enroll only upon favorable action by the Suspension Appeals Committee (appointed by the Associate Provost) provided that the student agrees to intensive academic advisement and counseling. The Suspension Appeals Committee shall include at least one faculty member appointed by the Faculty Senate to serve a three year term. The student and Academic Advising must reach agreement upon a plan of action.

    The Suspension Appeals Committee will be administered by Academic Advising, and in cases where a student had been accepted to a major, the Committee may add a representative from that major department. A student must file an appeal before any action can be taken by the Suspension Appeals Committee.

    Suspended students who are permitted to re-enroll revert automatically to undeclared status. However, upon reinstatement of a student to the University who previously had been accepted to a major, the major department shall be asked to indicate whether or not it wishes to immediately re-admit the student to its program. Upon reinstatement to the University, a student may request a major when that student meets the stated admission criteria for a given program.

    Suspended students who have been permitted to re-enroll will assume probationary status (see No. 1 above).

    For more information about the appeals process, please see

  6. Ordinarily, a student who has been suspended more than once will not be reinstated at SIUE.

Plan of Action

A plan of action is a course of study designed to help the student matriculate more effectively. A plan of action may include:

  1. Reduction in number of hours attempted
  2. Change in program (major)
  3. Enrollment in courses prescribed by the advisor, e.g., writing
  4. Re-enrollment in courses in which the student previously received a failing grade
  5. Career counseling
  6. Other measures recommended by the advisor

Approved by Chancellor effective 1/11/10
This policy was issued on January 21, 2010.
This policy was edited on March 7, 2018, replacing the January 21, 2010 version.
Document Reference: 1I1
Origin: CC 43-85/86; CC 18-88/89; CC 15-91/92; OC 1/11/10

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