When a student's cumulative GPA falls below 2.00 (except in the case of a first time freshman as noted under "Academic Warning"), or when the student's semester GPA falls below 2.00 for two consecutive semesters, that student is placed on Academic Probation. Transfer students admitted to Southwestern with a GPA lower than 2.00 will also be placed on Academic Probation. The probationary status is communicated in writing to the student and the advisor. The Vice President for Academic Administration and the Center for Academic Success and Advising will monitor the student's progress during the probationary period. A student on Academic Probation must be aware that her/his academic career is in serious jeopardy and that some programs and activities, including financial aid, may not be available.
Academic Probation includes the following conditions designed to help students improve their academic performance:
- Late registration is not allowed
- Enrollment is limited to 13 semester credit hours and emphasizes repeating classes for which D or F grades were received
- Enrollment in UNIV 011 University Strategies, unless completed previously
- A biweekly conference with the Center for Academic Success and Advising
- Completion of all registered classes with minimum term GPA of 2.0
A student meeting these conditions continues on academic probation until the cumulative GPA reaches 2.00.