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Academic Warning

(Faculty Senate Policy 54-20)

In addition to the requirements of a major, the University requires a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade-point average (CGPA) for an undergraduate degree. To ensure progress toward a degree, the University reviews academic records for CGPA after grades post at the end of each semester.  Maintaining adequate progress for a degree (Good Standing) is defined by meeting a minimum 2.00 CGPA.

Students who do not maintain a minimum 2.00 CGPA move into a status of Academic Warning.

A student in Academic Warning will have a hold placed on registration of subsequent semesters. To remove the hold, students must meet with a program advisor and the college academic advisor. All notifications concerning the hold will be sent to the student's campus email address.

Note: The Academic Warning registration hold will not impact schedule adjustment of the semester in progress. Students can adjust their current schedule, but will not be allowed to register during the next enrollment period unless the hold is lifted by an advisor. Example: If an Academic Warning hold is applied as the result of fall grades, students may adjust their spring schedule, but will have a hold for future terms until it is lifted or they reach Good Standing again.

Meeting with Advisors to Release the Academic Warning Registration Hold

Students must meet with both their assigned academic advisor and the college academic advisor to release the Academic Warning registration hold.

1. Assigned Academic Advisor

  1. Contact information for the assigned academic advisor is available in the “My Success Network” area of Starfish and in the “Academics” area of LionPATH.
  2. Print and complete the College of Arts and Architecture Academic Progress Meeting Form and bring to the meeting.

2. College Academic Advisor

  1. Contact Jonathan Colón (jzc330@psu.edu) after meeting with the assigned academic advisor to schedule an appointment.

After meeting with the college academic advisor (Jonathan Colón), the Academic Warning registration hold will be lifted.