What is academic suspension?
Suspension occurs from the University if a student fails to achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 at the end of a semester on strict probation or if his/her cumulative grade point average falls below 1.00.
- Petition for suspension waiver.
- Take a semester off.
- Take classes at another institution and then reapply.
- You may petition for another chance to be allowed to return to the university by submitting the suspension petition and explaining what situations/behaviors led to your suspension and what will change should you be readmitted (if you had some sort of medical situation you should also include documentation).
- You can find the form on the on our Forms page.
- Your petition will be reviewed and you will be contacted by e-mail to your UWGB account with a decision.
- What if my Petition is Denied?
- If your initial appeal is denied you can appeal to the Academic Actions Committee. Be sure to follow the deadlines for turning in this appeal which should be in your e-mail notification that your initial petition was denied.
- You will submit the same form as you did the first time:
But this time in the box on the right side where it says, “Are you appealing a denied petition” you will check yes.
- When you submit your petition to the Academic Advising office you can also sign up for a time to come before the Academic Actions Committee to appeal.
- Academic Actions Committee decisions are final.
- This is an opportunity for you to re-evaluate your goals and determine the importance of your education, alter your lifestyle and develop strategies to ensure your success.
- To return you must reapply online through the Admissions office and write an appeal letter addressing the following:
- What circumstances led to your unsatisfactory performance and or suspension
- Why do you feel you will be successful in college at this time?
- If you are not currently enrolled in school, what have you been doing since last attending?
- What are your educational and vocational goals?
- This allows you the opportunity to prove that you can be successful.
- Once you reapply, you will need to submit official transcripts to the Admissions Office.
So my petition was approved, now what does that mean?
- You also should have received a list of Suspension Conditions. These are the guidelines/resources we want you to utilize during the next semester to help you return to good standing.
- Failure to bring your cumulative GPA back to good standing will result in suspension.
Do I have to follow all of the conditions listed? What happens if I do not do them?
- You should follow the conditions listed and pay special attention to the grade point expectations. Some of the conditions to consult with Career Services, Greg Smith, or Disability Services are based on what you included in your petition and are only conditions to help you move forward and be successful. For Tutoring and Study Groups use them as needed and if they are available for your classes.
- We will review your conditions to make a decision should you try to appeal your suspension again. Keep in mind these conditions are not meant as a punishment but rather to get you to access resources that will help you to be successful.
What can I do? Who can help me to return to good standing?
There are various resources on campus to help you succeed. Your assigned advisor can work with you on referrals.