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College of Arts & Sciences

Academic Probation and Disqualification

Acceptable Academic Progress for the undergraduate student is considered to be:  

  • the maintenance of a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or better and a term grade point of at least 1.00. 
  • the completion of all requirements for a degree within eight years. 

For the graduate student acceptable academic progress is considered to be:  

  • the removal of all prerequisites and deficiencies during the first quarter of attendance as determined by dean at enrollment. 
  • the maintenance of a GPA of at least 3.00. 
  • the completion of the conditions of residency. 
  • the maintenance of continuous registration from advancement to candidacy to the awarding of the degree.  
  • the completion of all requirements for a degree within five years from date of admission for masters programs and within seven years from the date of admission for the educational specialist or the doctorate. 

Consequences of Failure to Make Acceptable Academic Progress  

  • An undergraduate student failing to make acceptable academic progress is subject to restrictions (as determined by the dean of his or her school or college) on enrollment status and university-related activities as follows: 
    • Academic Warning: A student whose cumulative and LSU GPA remains at 2.00 or higher but whose quarter GPA falls between 1.00 and 1.99 is placed on academic warning and will receive a letter indicating this status. Students in this category are considered to be in regular standing. 
    • Academic Probation: A student whose cumulative and/or LSU GPA falls below 2.00 or whose quarter GPA falls below 1.00 is placed on Academic Probation the next quarter. A student on Academic Probation is subject to a restricted course load and to restrictions on participation in university activities requiring off-campus travel (musical, dramatic, athletic, recruiting, etc.) and is expected to work with university entities (Learning Center, advisors, counseling, etc.) who can supplement the educational experience in order to improve the student’s academic performance. A student may not be on Academic Probation for more than one quarter consecutively.  
    • Critical Academic Probation: A student on Academic Probation who fails to raise his or her cumulative and LSU GPA to 2.00 or above or who earns a quarter GPA below 1.00 is placed on Critical Academic Probation with restrictions on course load, on participation in university activities requiring off-campus travel, and on time devoted to work and other personal non-academic activities. The student will have a contract with the dean stipulating a working relation with university entities (Learning Center, advisors, counseling, etc.) who can supplement the educational experience in order to improve the student’s academic performance.  
    • Academic Disqualification: A student on Critical Academic Probation who does not raise his or her cumulative and LSU GPA to 2.00 or above or who earns a quarter GPA below 1.00 during the quarter of Critical Academic Probation or a student admitted Provisional (One Quarter Basis) who fails to fulfill his or her admission contract is placed on Academic Disqualification. The Office of Admissions is so notified. The student is not permitted to register for further coursework at the university without readmission. A student on Academic Disqualification wishing to return to La Sierra University must show evidence of academic improvement by taking at least 24 quarter units of transferable college coursework from another institution of higher learning, earning a C (2.00) or better in each course making up the 24 units raising his or her cumulative GPA to 2.00 or above, and completing any remedial requirements in English and/or mathematics. A student who has fulfilled the expectations above may apply for readmission through the Office of Admissions. Non-degree status at La Sierra University is not available during this time of disqualification. A student who is Academically Disqualified for a second time will not be readmitted to the university. 

  • A graduate student failing to make acceptable academic progress is subject to restrictions (as determined by the dean of his or her school or college) on enrollment status as follows: 
    • Academic Probation: A student whose GPA for any term falls below 3.00 is placed on Academic Probation the next quarter and is subject to a restricted course load. 
    • Academic Disqualification: A student on Academic Probation who fails to raise the current quarter GPA to 3.00 or better is placed on Academic Disqualification, and the Office of Admissions is so notified. The student will not be allowed to register the next quarter. To be readmitted after a period of Academic Disqualification, the student must reapply through the Office of Admissions. A student who is Academically Disqualified a second time will not be readmitted to the university. Students failing comprehensive exams for the second time are Academically Disqualified and will not be readmitted to the program. The Office of Admissions is so notified.

(To view this information in the Faculty Handbook, Part II, Section 4, pages 23-25)

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