Academic Regulations for Continuance
It is the policy of the University to deny a student eligibility to enroll after it becomes evident that he or she is either unable or unwilling to maintain reasonable standards of achievement.
At the end of each semester, the Registrar reviews the records of all students who fail to meet the minimum academic requirements enumerated herein. The records of part-time students are first examined after 12 semester hours have been attempted and every semester thereafter, regardless of the number of credits carried.
1. A student will be placed on academic probation whenever his or her grade point average falls below 2.00 after 12 or more hours attempted.
2. A student will be subject to suspension, thereby making him or her ineligible to enroll in the university for two consecutive terms (terms are defined as fall, spring, and summer), if his or her record shows one of the following:
a. A cumulative deficiency of grade points below those required to maintain the minimum probationary cumulative average based on total hours attempted.
b. A deficiency of 24 or more grade points at the time of the first official Waynesburg University evaluation. (No probationary semester is granted to students in this category.)
3. A student returning from suspension must earn at least a 2.00 average for each semester and must reduce his or her cumulative grade point deficiency to that number required based on total hours attempted after completing two semesters of work. If the above standards are not attained, the student will be placed on indefinite suspension. Student returning from suspension should also acquaint themselves with the options available under the Adjusted Resident Credit Policy described in the University Catalog.
4. Exceptions to these regulations may be made only by the Academic Standards and Procedures Committee. Appeals of suspension are in order if extenuating circumstances warrant. They are to be made in writing to the Registrar. The appeals will be forwarded for decision to the Academic Standards and Procedures Committee.
The Academic Standards and Procedures Committee reviews the cases of all students whose cumulative academic grade point average is below the satisfactory level as established by the faculty and, in cases of repeated or gross deficiencies, may place student on probation or suspend them from the University. Student so suspended may apply to the Academic Standards and Procedures Committee for readmission. This committee also handles exceptions to institutional policies concerning enrollment certification. For the purposes of financial aid eligibility, any student not suspended is considered in good standing. Satisfactory academic progress for renewal of financial aid funding is defined in the University Catalog. A student who has been suspended twice for poor scholarship is ineligible for readmission. Students may appeal all suspensions to the Academic Standards and Procedures Committee through the Registrar.
Students on probation are required to attend a study table. No transfer credit will be given for a course taken elsewhere which the student has taken previously at Waynesburg University and receive a grade of C- or lower.
Satisfactory academic progress shall be defined as:
• By the beginning of the 3rd semester of full-time enrollment: 24 semester hours completed.
• By the beginning of the 5th semester of full-time enrollment: 48 semester hours completed.
• By the beginning of the 7th semester of full-time enrollment: 72 semester hours completed.