Winona State University Academic Standing Policy

Academic Warning Meeting Form

Definitions

Good Standing:† Students who meet the following minimum standards are in Good Standing academically.
a.††1.75 minimum WSU cumulative grade point average (gpa) for first 15 hours attempted; 2.00 minimum WSU cumulative gpa thereafter.
b.††66.66% cumulative completion rate for all credits attempted, including developmental coursework (English 099 and Math 050) and credits accepted in transfer, once 5 WSU credits have been attempted.

Completion Rate:† Completion rate is determined by the number of credits completed divided by the number of credits attempted. Credits completed included courses with grades of A, B, C, D, or P (pass).† Courses with grades of F (fail), W (withdrawal), NC (no-credit), I (incomplete), IP (in progress), and Z (no grade reported) are considered not completed. NOTE:† A course can only be completed once for credit; therefore, repeating a class that has already been completed (with, for example, a D grade) will negatively affect a studentsí credit completion rate.

Academic Warning:
† Students on Academic Warning are eligible to attend classes but are required to complete an Academic Warning meeting before registering for any subsequent term.

Academic Warning Meeting Form

Academic Suspension:† Students on Academic Suspension are not eligible to enroll in or attend classes unless they have been granted an appeal.

Academic Appeal Form

Academic Probation:† Students on Academic Probation are students who are below minimum academic standards but have either had an appeal granted, have enrolled in summer session classes,†or have sat out the required time.

Procedures

1.†Minimum standards for good academic standing are the same for both Academic Standing and Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress.† Students will be reviewed after each term, including Summer Session. Minimum standards are as follows:
††††a.††1.75 minimum WSU cumulative grade point average (gpa) for first 15 hours attempted; 2.00 minimum WSU cumulative gpa thereafter.†
††††b.†66.66% cumulative completion rate for all credits attempted, including developmental coursework (English 099 and Math 050) and credits accepted in transfer, once 5 WSU credits have been attempted.

2.† Students who fall below these standards for the first time may remain enrolled but will be placed on Academic Warning.† Students on Academic Warning must meet with their assigned advisor, a member of the Academic Appeals Committee, or an advisor in Advising Services to review their plan for academic improvement prior to registering for any subsequent semester.

3.†Students on Academic Warning who fail to meet the standards by the end of their next term of enrollment will be placed on Academic Suspension.† Students on Academic Suspension will have the opportunity to submit a written appeal for readmission.† If the appeal is granted, the student will be able to remain enrolled for an additional semester on Academic Probation.† If the appeal is denied, or if the student does not appeal, the student must sit out for at least one academic term (two terms for a second suspension, two years for a third) before being readmitted on Academic Probation.† Summer Session does not count as a sit-out term.† *Because there is no opportunity to appeal between Spring Semester and Summer Session, students who are placed on Academic Suspension after Spring Semester may take summer classes on Academic Probation.

4.††Students on Academic Probation who are making satisfactory progress (defined as meeting the minimum standards of a 2.20 gpa and 75% completion rate for the term) will be allowed to continue to enroll for each subsequent term until they reach the cumulative grade point average and completion rate required for Good Standing.

5.††Students on Academic Probation who do not meet the minimum standards and are not making satisfactory progress as defined in #4 above will be placed on Academic Suspension, and must sit out at least one academic term (two terms for a second suspension, two years for a third).†† Summer Session does not count as a sit-out term.

6.††Students who achieve good standing after having been placed on Academic Warning or Suspension and then fall below standards again will be given another term of Academic Warning before being placed on Academic Suspension.

Additional Notes:

Students under standards will be notified of their status (Academic Warning or Academic Suspension) by the Registrarsí Office at the end of each semester, including Summer term if applicable.

Students on Academic Suspension will not be eligible for financial aid.† Students who have an appeal granted and are allowed to continue on Academic Probation will be eligible for financial aid.† Students who attend summer school on probation must make a separate appeal with the Financial Aid Office to be eligible for aid.

Students who return after sitting out for the required time will be readmitted on Academic Probation (see 4 and 5 above) but must appeal directly to the Financial Aid Office for reinstatement of financial aid for their probationary term.

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Contact Information

Warrior Success Center
Hours: 8:00 - 4:30 M - F
Maxwell 314
Phone: 507.457.5878
Email: advising@winona.edu
Fax: 507.457.5516