Academic Good Standing, Academic Warning, Academic Probation, Academically Ineligible

Academic Good Standing

A Newberry College student in good academic standing shall be defined as a student who is free of academic and or/conduct probation and making at least minimal progress toward the completion of the degree sought.

Academic Warning

When a student’s Newberry College cumulative grade point average (GPA) drops below 2.00 for any semester, the student will be placed on Academic Warning. Students on Academic Warning remain on warning until their Newberry College cumulative GPA reaches 2.00 or higher. (See Academic Probation and Academic Ineligibility for further information.)

Academic Probation

When a student’s Newberry College cumulative grade point average (GPA) drops below the minimum GPA required for the number of hours attempted, the student will be placed accordingly:

NC Cumulative Semester Hours Attempted Academic Warning  Academic Probation
0-23 Below 2.00 Below 1.50
24-55 Below 2.00 Below 1.75
24-55 Below 2.00 Below 2.00

Students have up to two semesters to increase their cumulative Newberry College GPA above the minimum required to be removed from probationary status. There are two stages of Academic Probation: Academic Probation 1 and Academic Probation 2.

  • Academic Probation 1: Students whose cumulative Newberry College GPA falls below the minimum required for the semester hours attempted are automatically placed on Academic Probation 1 for the following semester. Students on Academic Probation have one semester to raise their Newberry College GPA to the required minimum GPA for the number of semester hours attempted at Newberry College.
  • Academic Probation 2: Students unable to improve their cumulative Newberry College GPA in one semester are automatically placed on Academic Probation 2 for the subsequent semester.

Additionally, students who fail to pass nine (9) semester hours or one-half the credits if enrolled for fewer than nine (9) semester hours during the previous semester will automatically be placed on Academic Probation regardless of their GPA.

Students will not receive transfer credit for college-level study attempted during the period of probation. Also, students on probation should refer to Satisfactory Academic Progress (page 32) to learn how Academic Probation might affect Financial Aid.

Academically Ineligible

Students become Academically Ineligible to re-register at Newberry College based on two types of criteria.

First, students on academic probation for two successive semesters who are unable to improve their cumulative Newberry College GPA to the required minimum according to the semester hours attempted are automatically placed in an Academically Ineligible status for the following semester and are not permitted to register for courses for the semester immediately following their second semester of probation. Ineligible students have two choices:

  • Appeal: Ineligible students may receive a reprieve only by action of the Faculty Council upon formal review of a written petition by the ineligible student. Or,
  • Sitting out: If an appeal is either unsuccessful or not pursued, ineligible students are required to sit out at least one semester, and if readmitted by the Office of Enrollment Management, will have two semesters in which to achieve the required grade point average. If students do not achieve the required GPA within two semesters, they will be automatically ineligible to enroll at Newberry College for one year.
  • Except for these conditions, no students will be suspended for academic reasons at midyear; however, students with extremely low grades might be advised to withdraw.

Second, to be eligible to re-register in the Fall semester, students must pass at least six (6) semester credit hours in the preceding Spring semester [students taking fewer than six (6) hours must pass one-half of the credit hours attempted], and must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average on courses taken at Newberry College.

Cumulative Semester Hours Attempted* GPA required for Eligibility to Re-Register
0-23 1.20
24-55 1.50
56 or more  1.80

*Includes all credits attempted (S-U graded courses) and transfer, if any.

Students who fail to meet the minimum grade point average requirements will not be permitted to register for the following Fall semester unless they meet the requirements by summer school work at Newberry College, or unless they are granted special permission to register by the Faculty Council.

Students who become ineligible for registration for the third time for failure to meet academic requirements will be ineligible for readmission to Newberry College for an indefinite period of not less than one-year [minimum of twelve (12) months].

A written request for readmission after academic suspension must be submitted to the Office of Admissions. Students will not receive transfer credit for college level study attempted during the period of ineligibility.