Probation and Dismissal at Idaho State University

Probation & Dismissal Policy

To maintain “academic satisfactory progress” and avoid academic probation, an undergraduate student must maintain an Idaho State University GPA of 2.0.

Good Academic Standing

Students are considered to be in Good Academic Standing at Idaho State University until their Idaho State University GPA places them on academic probation. At the end of any semester, undergraduate students may be placed on probation if the cumulative Idaho State University grade point average (GPA) does not meet a minimum of 2.0. To maintain “academic satisfactory progress” and avoid academic probation and/or academic dismissal, undergraduate students must maintain a cumulative Idaho State University GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Academic Probation

Academic standing is calculated once at the end of the semester. At that time, undergraduate students whose cumulative Idaho State University GPA does not meet a minimum of 2.0 will be placed on Academic Warning. Students on Academic Warning are limited to attempting 13 credits for the next semester of attendance, are required to complete the Online Probation Workshop, and are expected to meet with their academic advisor of the record prior to registering for classes.

Undergraduate students on Academic Warning who do not earn a 2.0 semester GPA (and whose cumulative ISU GPA is less than 2.0) will be placed on Probation One. Students on Probation One are limited to attempting 9 credits for the next semester of attendance, are required to complete the Online Probation Workshop, and are expected to meet with their academic advisor of record prior to registering for classes.

Undergraduate students on Probation One who do not earn a 2.0 semester GPA (and whose cumulative ISU GPA is less than 2.0) will be placed on Probation Two. Students on Probation Two are limited to attempting 6 credits for the next semester of attendance, are required to complete the Online Probation Workshop, and are expected to meet with their academic advisor of record prior to registering for classes.

Undergraduate students on Academic Warning, Probation One, or Probation Two who attain a semester GPA of 2.0 or higher, but whose cumulative ISU GPA is still below 2.0, will remain at their current level of academic probation (Academic Warning, Probation One, or Probation Two) with the corresponding credit limitation of 13, 9, or 6, as specified above.

Undergraduate students on Academic Warning, Probation One, or Probation Two who attain a cumulative ISU GPA of 2.0 or higher are automatically removed from warning or probation.

Undergraduate students are notified at mid-semester as to whether they are earning below satisfactory grades in any class. The undergraduate students’ advisors will also receive this information so they may work with the undergraduate students to try to prevent probationary status.

Academic Dismissal

Undergraduate students on Probation Two who do not earn a 2.0 semester GPA (and whose cumulative ISU GPA is less than 2.0) will be dismissed from the university.

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