Academic Probation and Suspension – LR 501.4

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University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Policy Name: Academic Probation and Suspension
Policy Number: LR 501.4
Effective Date: April 1, 2010
Revised Dates: –
Most Recent Review Date: –

Academic Probation Policy
Students will be placed on academic probation at the end of a term if their cumulative grade point average (GPA) drops below 2.0. Students on academic probation are limited to a maximum of 13 credit hours each semester. Students will continue on academic probation as long as their cumulative GPA continues to remain below 2.0. Students needing fewer than 18 credit hours for graduation may request an exception for the credit hours restriction to their academic advisor or department chairperson. Exception requests should be turned in to the Office of Records and Registration. Denial of this request may be appealed to the dean of the college and the provost.

Academic Suspension Policy
If after two successive terms of academic probation the student’s current term and cumulative GPA’s are below 2.0, the student will be automatically suspended for one semester (either fall, spring, or summer). All students have at least three semesters before they can be suspended. If this is the second suspension, the suspension is for two full semesters. Students who have finished their academic suspension are required to contact the Office of Records and Registration. These students will be placed on academic probation, limited to 13 credit hours per semester while on probation, and placed in a single semester probation status. This status requires that the student achieve a current term GPA of 2.0 or higher each term until the student’s cumulative GPA is 2.0 or higher. Failure to achieve a term GPA of 2.0 or higher while in a single semester probationary status, will result in academic suspension for two full semesters. There are no appeals or exceptions for students who are suspended from the university.

Suspension (from an institution other than UA Little Rock)
A student under first academic suspension from an accredited college or university may be admitted to UA Little Rock and allowed to enroll in probationary status. The student may enroll for a maximum of 7 hours and must attain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0. Failure to attain the minimum 2.0 GPA in the first semester will result in suspension from UA Little Rock.

Source: UALR Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10, p. 29,3,34
Status: Active-Under Review
Approved By: VCESS and Chancellor Joel E. Anderson, March 24, 2004
Custodian: Office of Records and Registration