6.22.2.2. Academic Probation

A student on academic probation has already been on warning and has failed to satisfy the term (semester) GPA requirements to stay on warning and has likewise failed to achieve a sufficient cumulative GPA to attain academic good standing. The student is given one regular semester on academic probation prior to potential dismissal for academic reasons. During that one regular semester, the student must participate in the EXCEL@OU program (see Sec. 10.2.4.). The student is required to achieve either academic good standing or a term (semester) GPA of 2.2 or higher at the conclusion of the regular semester on academic probation.

Students who are on academic probation may not be assigned the grade of “I” (Incomplete) in any course.

After one regular semester on academic probation the following things may occur:

  • The student achieves academic good standing. The student is no longer on
    academic probation.
  • The student achieves the required term (semester) GPA of 2.2 or higher, but his/ her cumulative GPA is still such that he/she is not in academic good standing.The student is placed on warning again.
  • The student does not achieve the required term (semester) GPA of 2.2 or higher and also does not achieve academic good standing. The provost, in consultation with the director of the academic success center and the associate provost, will decide whether or not to dismiss the student for academic reasons. If dismissed, the student may appeal the dismissal directly to the provost within five business days of receiving notice of dismissal. The student should cite compelling reasons (including verifiable information regarding the student’s earnest participation in the ECXEL@OU program as well as any relevant information regarding extenuating circumstances which can be attested to by reliable and objective third parties) why he/she should have one more chance to succeed academically at Oglethorpe. The provost will consult with other relevant parties, including the director of the academic success center and the associate provost. If the provost finds there may be compelling reasons for giving the student one final chance, he/she can continue the student on academic probation only for one more consecutive regular semester. At the end of that regular semester, the student will have achieved academic good standing (if the cumulative GPA is sufficiently great), or be placed back on warning (if the term (semester) GPA is 2.2 or higher) or be dismissed.