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 Academic Policies and Processes Revised 

 

SPOTLIGHT

On this page, you will find Academic Standards, Undergrad Academic Restart, and College Writing Transition Rules.

Academic Standards Probation, Dismissal and Appeal Policies  

The Academic Deans determine the academic standing of all students at the end of each semester. Academic standing is based on:

  1. The student’s cumulative grade point average (CGPA).
  2. The total number of credits for which the student has attempted prior to the review. The review credits also include transfer credits, “Credit by Exam” credits, and credits for repeated courses. It does not include credits for audited courses.

Students with a cummulative quality point average CQPA of 2.00 or higher are in satisfactory academic standing. Students with less than satisfactory academic standing are subject to academic warning, probation, suspension or dismissal. 

The following procedure applies to all students who do not meet the required minimum CQPA as specified: 

Review Credits Cumulative GPA Procedure
Below 2.000 0.5 – 16.0 Warning Letter
16.1 – 32.0 1.750-1.999 Warning Letter
16.1– 32.0 Below 1.750 Probation Letter
32.1 or more Below  2.000 Probation Letter
32.1 or more Below  2.000 Suspension or Dismissal while on probation letter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               A student cannot be suspended/ dismissed a the end of any fall or spring semester in which he/she has earned a 2.000 or greater semester QPA, even if the CQPA remains less than 2.000.

ACADEMIC PROBATION:

When subject to academic probation, the student will be placed on probation for one semester..  Students who are placed on probation at the end of summer or winter session will be continued on probation for the following semester and will not be suspended/dismissed.   A student on probation will return to satisfactory academic standing at the end of the semester in which he/she earns a 2.000 cumulative quality point average (CQPA).

ACADEMICSUSPENSION:

First Time Suspension: 

Student(s) on academic suspension for the first time will not be able to register for or attend classes at the University for one semester. Summer Term and Winter Intersession do not count as a semester for suspension purposes

Second Time Suspension:

Student (s) on academic suspension for the second time will not be able to register for or attend classes for two semesters.

Summer Term and Winter Intersession do not count as a semester for suspension purposes

READMISSION:

Students who are placed on academic suspension for the first or second time and have an interest in returning to the university after sitting out for the one or two semester period will request readmission through the director of retention services.

Third Time Dismissal:

Student (s) on academic suspension for the third time  will be dismissed from the University.  The student will be dismissed for at least three years, and after that time only special cases will be considered by the Academic Standards Committee

(Assistants to the Deans of each college and the Assistant to the Associate Provost for Enrollment  Services).

Suspended/Dismissed Students:

Students who have been suspended/dismissed may not register for courses offered any semester, session, or term. A student will not be suspended/dismissed for academic reasons in any semester that he/she has:

  • been in good academic standing (i.e., not on probation), OR earned a 2.000 or higher semester QPA, OR
  • complied with his/her Retention Services contract.

Fall 2010 - Reviewed by AAEC/Recommended for approval.
Fall 2010 - Reviewed by President’s Cabinet/Approved.
Fall 2010 - Shared w/ APSCUF/Administration Meet and Discuss.

Undergraduate Academic Restart 
An undergraduate student who has been academically dismissed may apply for reinstatement to the institution and have a new academic record created.  Students must apply for Academic Restart through their College Dean’s office or the Director of Retention Services (FYRST and Exploratory students).  After applying, their previous academic record will receive a full review by the College Dean or the Director of Retention Services and the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs.  Students may be re-admitted only once under the Academic Restart program.

Conditions

1.     A student must sit out at least five years before being eligible for Academic Restart.

2.     A student will be placed on provisional status for one semester of full time study, or until he/she has attempted 15 semester hours if attending part time.  A student must achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 by the end of the period of provisional status.  Failure to achieve the 2.00 minimum cumulative grade point average will result in permanent dismissal from Slippery Rock University.

3.     All grades for courses taken prior to the point at which Academic Restart is granted will remain on the academic transcript and academic history. The grades prior to the Academic Restart action will not be applied to quality point average calculations.

4.     A student may be reinstated only once under the provisions of the Academic Restart program.

Provisions

1.             If the student has attended another institution since their dismissal, transfer credits and credits by exam may be considered for graduation.

2.             A student who is reinstated under the provisions of the Academic Restart program retains the right to utilize course repeat options as specified by University policy.

3.             An Academic Restart Appeal is submitted for consideration to the dean of the college or the director of retention services if the student was enrolled in the FYRST Program at the time of dismissal. Under the discretion of the College Dean, the appeal may be referred to the director of retention services.   The dean of the college or the director of retention services forwards a recommendation to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.  Any exception to these procedures must be approved by the provost and vice president for academic affairs.

Approved at AAEC Spring 2011
Approved at President’s Cabinet Spring 2011
Taken to M & D Spring 2011

COLLEGE WRITING transition rules FOR STUDENTS from the 2 course program (101/103) to College writing 102

1.       Transfer students coming with a one course college writing program will get credit for CW 102.

2.       Transfer students coming from a two course college writing program will enroll in CW 102 if they have only finished the first of the two course program.

3.       Transfer students coming from a two course college writing program will get credit for CW 102 if they have finished the two course program.

4.       Students who fail CW 101 in the old program will take one of these options:

a.       Retake the course online during summer session or the winter intersession. This course will disappear when there are no more students allowed to repeat this course.

b.      Get permission from the English department to retake it at another institution and request transfer. This option will not replace the NC or the F on the student’s transcript except if they transfer the course as a Visiting Student from another PASSHE institution. If a student repeats CW I as a Visiting Student, the new grade does replace the F or NC grade in the student's SRU cumulative QPA, but both grades will appear on the SRU transcript.

5.       Those students in CW 101 would finish their requirement by taking CW 102.

6.       Students who fail CWII (103) in the old program will have to take CW 102, but since CW 102 is not the same course as CW 103, the grade received in CW 102 will not replace the grade earned in CW 103, but will meet the university’s College Writing requirement.

7.       CW 103 in the fall of 2011 is primarily for students enrolled in 24101 currently (or previously at SRU).

8.       Students who come with AP 4 could get credit for CW102

9.       Students who come with AP 3 could get credit for a free elective (ENGL 001).

NEW FRESHMEN and THE MYSRU PORTAL COLLEGE WRITING transition rules FOR STUDENTS from the 2 course program (101/103) to College writing 102

1.       Transfer students coming with a one course college writing program will get credit for CW 102.

2.       Transfer students coming from a two course college writing program will enroll in CW 102 if they have only finished the first of the two course program.

3.       Transfer students coming from a two course college writing program will get credit for CW 102 if they have finished the two course program.

4.       Students who fail CW 101 in the old program will take one of these options:

a.       Retake the course online during summer session or the winter intersession. This course will disappear when there are no more students allowed to repeat this course.

b.      Get permission from the English department to retake it at another institution and request transfer. This option will not replace the NC or the F on the student’s transcript except if they transfer the course as a Visiting Student from another PASSHE institution. If a student repeats CW I as a Visiting Student, the new grade does replace the F or NC grade in the student's SRU cumulative QPA, but both grades will appear on the SRU transcript.

5.       Those students in CW 101 would finish their requirement by taking CW 102.

6.       Students who fail CWII (103) in the old program will have to take CW 102, but since CW 102 is not the same course as CW 103, the grade received in CW 102 will not replace the grade earned in CW 103, but will meet the university’s College Writing requirement.

7.       CW 103 in the fall or 2011 is primarily for students enrolled in 24101 currently (or previously at SRU).

8.       Students who come with AP 4 could get credit for CW102

9.       Students who come with AP 3 could get credit for a free elective. 

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