Academic Standing

Good Standing

A minimum institutional GPA of 2.0 is necessary to be in good academic standing at Clayton State University. The academic standing of students who are required to take one or more Learning Support courses also depends on making adequate progress in those classes. Students should be aware that their financial aid status differs from their academic standing.

Academic Warning

Students whose institutional GPA falls below the minimum acceptable GPA of 2.0 are placed on academic warning. Clayton State University has several offices specifically designed to support students’ academic success. Students on academic warning are encouraged to contact their academic advisors, the Center for Academic Success, and/or Counseling and Psychological Services to receive information and assistance. Students on academic warning are restricted to taking 13 credit hours or less.

Academic Probation

While on academic warning, students whose term GPA falls below the minimum acceptable GPA of 2.0 are placed on academic probation. Students on probation must contact their academic advisors, the Center for Academic Success, and/or Counseling and Psychological Services to receive additional information and assistance. Students on academic probation are restricted to taking 13 credit hours or less. In addition, students on probation, especially those on probation for the first time, may be required to attend workshops or meet with a special academic advisor.

Academic Suspension

Students are placed on academic suspension when, while on probation, they earn a term and institutional GPA that is less than 2.0. Academic suspension prevents students from enrolling for one semester. Students who are suspended should develop a concrete plan for academic success in consultation with their advisor. In order to resume taking classes, students must submit an application for readmission and a written appeal for reinstatement to the Readmission Appeals Committee through the Registrar’s Office. Reinstatement is not automatic. For those readmitted, the committee may impose restrictions: students may be required to enroll in specific courses, limit the number of hours they take, and/or participate in structured academic support programs. Students who are reinstated will be on academic probation and must continue to maintain a minimum term GPA of 2.0 until they achieve good academic standing. Students who are reinstated following suspension may be required to meet with a special academic advisor.

Dismissal

Students are dismissed from the university when they have been suspended previously and in any subsequent term their term and institutional GPAs are both below a 2.0. Any student who is dismissed is prevented from enrollment at the university. However, after one full calendar year, a dismissed student may petition for readmission. A student seeking readmission following dismissal must complete a Clayton State University Application for Readmission and a Readmission Appeal form. The appropriate forms and all documentation must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by the published deadlines. It is expected that a student who is applying for readmission following dismissal will have resolved the problem(s) that led to the dismissal and be able to provide compelling evidence of the ability to earn a degree at Clayton State University. Such evidence should include college level coursework or degrees completed at other institutions. If readmission is granted, enrollment will be on a restricted basis. Students readmitted following dismissal will be dismissed permanently if their term and Institutional GPA fall below a 2.00 again. Students who are reinstated following their first dismissal may be required to meet with a special academic advisor.