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Academic Standing

The Academic Advising and Learning Center advises students who are experiencing difficulties with their GPA and academic standing. The AALC can identify areas of improvement for students to raise their GPA and get back onto Good Academic Standing. For more information on academic standing please review the Academic Catalog.

Warning

A student whose GPA in any term of the academic year is below 2.00 receives an academic warning. If the GPA the following term and the cumulative WOU GPA are 2.00 or better, the student is removed from warning. A student who receives an academic warning is required to meet with an academic advisor in the Academic Advising and Learning Center (AALC) to discuss strategies for success OR Complete an online Moodle workshop.

An Academic Standing hold will be placed until the student has completed specific requirements. To remove the Academic Standing hold, students must:

  • Complete an online workshop with a passing score of 80% or better, OR
  • Meet with an Academic Advisor in the Academic Advising and Learning Center

Probation

A student on academic warning whose GPA in any term of the academic year is below 2.00 is placed on academic probation. If the GPA the following term and the cumulative WOU GPA are 2.00 or better, the student is removed from probation. Students placed on academic probation are required to meet with an academic advisor in the Academic Advising and Learning Center (AALC) to discuss strategies for success.

An Academic Standing hold will be placed until the student has completed specific requirements. To remove the Academic Standing hold, students must:

  • Meet with an Academic Advisor in the Academic Advising and Learning Center.

Suspension

A probationary student whose GPA for any term of the academic year is below 2.00 will be suspended and will not be allowed to register for classes at WOU for at least one term following the suspension. In order to be reinstated after the mandatory term off, students must contact the Registrar’s Office to complete a reinstatement form. Students who begin the reinstatement process less than four weeks prior to the start of the term in which reinstatement is desired, may delay their return until the following term. When readmitted, suspended students are required to enroll in and successfully complete the university’s learning seminar. Students who have been suspended are denied all privileges of the institution. A student’s academic standing is considered part of the academic record and is noted on the student’s transcript.

Subsequent suspension

A student that is suspended, at any time, from the university beyond the initial suspension is required to:

  • Take a mandatory leave from the university for one year (four academic terms); or
  • Complete a minimum of 24 transferable credits with a GPA of 2.5 or higher at a community college; or
  • Petition to a committee for a waiver from either of the above options. Students who petition the committee for reinstatement must adhere to the committee’s decision.

Additional suspensions

A student that is academically suspended for a third time, for any reason is required to:

  • Take at least one year off from the university (four academic terms); or
  • Petition to the committee to determine the conditions for returning. Students who petition the committee for reinstatement must adhere to the committee’s decision.
 

CONTACT US

Academic Advising and Learning Center

(503) 838-8428 | or e-mail: advising@wou.edu  | Location: Academic Program and Support Center (APSC) 401