Agenda Item FA 12-35

Submitted by the Academic Standards Committee

Academic Standing Policy

09/06/12: Passed

09/14/12: Approved

The Academic Standards Committee proposes the following changes to the Academic Standing Policy which removes the minimum cumulative semester hours a student must have attempted in order be flagged for probation. This policy is effective Fall 2013. 

Academic Standing Policy



This  policy applies to hours attempted and grades earned at UNF.

Good Academic Standing: Undergraduate students who possess both a current semester Grade Point Average (GPA) and Total Institutional GPA of 2.0 or above (All Teacher Education majors need a GPA of 2.5 or above in both GPAs as indicated above) are considered to be in Good Academic Standing.

Academic Probation: An undergraduate student who fails to maintain good academic standing after attempting a cumulative total of 12 or more credit hours will be placed on academic probation and referred to an academic advisor.

Academic Suspension and Dismissal: If both the Current Term Semester  and TotalInstitutional GPA fall below 2.0 at the end of a semester in which a student is on Academic Probation, then the student will be eligible for suspension. (Teacher Education majors must see the College of Education and Human Services Probation/Suspension section of the catalog for the College's probation policy.)


If suspended, the student will be dropped from any course for which he/she is currently registered and denied the opportunity to re-enroll. The duration of suspension varies by college.E-mial Email and hard copy notification is sent by Enrollment Services Processing to students who are placed on suspension. Written notification may additionally be sent to students from their respective college or the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE).Transcripts will reflect suspensions.


A suspended student who desires to be re-admited admitted to the same major field as when last enrolled may do so upon the written recommendation of the advisor, the department chair, and/or departmental committee designated by the Department and College in which the student was last enrolled at the time he or she was suspended. The dean may deny a student's continued registration in the department. A student who is suspended from a degree program at UNF who wishes to be re-admitted into another UNF degree program must have the re-admission approved by the appropriate advisor, the department chair, or departmental committee of both programs. Re-admission procedures vary by college.

Degree-seeking UNF students (except for Teacher Education majors) who receive credit for upper-level course work at another institution while suspended from UNF may transfer these credits back to UNF (except for Teacher Education majors) only with the permission of the appropriate UNF advisor, department chair, or departmental committee.