Academic Warning, Probation, Suspension, and Dismissal for Undergraduate Students
Whenever the GPA for a given semester is below 2.0, but the cumulative GPA is at or above the required minimum for satisfactory academic progress, the student receives an academic warning. This warning alerts the student to potential difficulties and to potential loss of financial aid eligibility. The student is encouraged to contact his or her academic advisor, who will assist in the development of improved study plans.
A student is placed on academic probation when his or her cumulative GPA falls below the following standard: 1.7 (1-15 hours), 1.8 (16-31 hours), 1.9 (32-47 hours), and 2.0 thereafter. The student is given one semester of probation to achieve the above standard, after which a student may be suspended. Beginning freshmen may be allowed up to three semesters of academic experience before being suspended. Students who are in their third calendar year and later may be given additional semesters of probation rather than suspension if they show a reasonable chance of meeting graduation standards.
A student not making satisfactory academic progress may be suspended. After one or more semesters have elapsed, the student may apply for readmission, and if admitted, reenter provisionally. The university may suspend any student who fails to earn a GPA of 1.0 during a semester, regardless of classification or number of hours completed.
A student not making satisfactory academic progress may be dismissed from the university. Students who are dismissed may not apply for readmission to George Fox University. The university may dismiss any student who fails to earn a GPA of 1.0 during a semester, regardless of classification or number of hours completed.
Probation and Academic Standing Appeals
Academic actions can be appealed to the Undergraduate Academic Standing Committee or appropriate university authorities. This committee may repeal suspensions of students not making satisfactory academic progress when it deems the failure to be due to exceptional circumstances and judges the student has a reasonable chance to meet graduation requirements. Appeals are taken to be good faith actions that request reexamination of academic decisions. Submissions must be in writing delivered to the Office of Academic Affairs. All appeals must be made within limited time frames depending upon the action being appealed. A successful academic appeal does not necessarily result in a reinstatement of financial aid eligibility. A student who has lost aid eligibility due to insufficient satisfactory academic progress and who is wishing to appeal to have his or her financial aid reinstated must do so through the Student Financial Services office.