Academic Warning:

Academic warning means that a student earned less than a 2.0 GPA during the last term. A hold will be placed on a student’s account, meaning that they can’t register for the next term until the hold has been lifted.

There are two ways to get an Academic Warning hold lifted:

  1. Students can complete an online student success workshop in Moodle (link included in email from Registrar’s office) https://moodle.wou.edu/course/view.php?id=1343
  2. Meet with an Academic Success Advisor in Student Success and Advising. In this appointment, the student and advisor will review the academic standing policy, financial aid implications, and discuss a plan for future success.
    1. To make an appointment with an Academic Success Advisor, log into the Portal and select the blue WCS button.
    2. Select the “Get Advising” button, “Student Success and Advising” for the student service, and “Academic Standing Hold” for appointment reason.

Academic Probation:

Academic probation means that a student earned less than a 2.0 GPA in the last two terms. A hold will be placed on a student’s account, meaning they can’t register for the next term until the hold has been lifted. To lift the hold, a student must meet with an Academic Success Advisor in Student Success and Advising. In this appointment, the student and advisor will review the academic standing policy, financial aid implications, and discuss a plan for future success.

  1. To make an appointment with an Academic Success Advisor, log into the Portal and select the blue WCS button.
  2. Select the “Get Advising” button, “Student Success and Advising” for the student service, and “Academic Standing Hold” for appointment reason.

Continued Probation:

Continued probation means that a student’s last t erm GPA is 2.0 or above but their cumulative GPA is below 2.0. This can happen after being on Academic Warning or Academic Probation. There is no registration hold on a student’s account students are highly encouraged to meet with an Academic Success Advisor to discuss a plan for continued success.

Academic Suspension:

If a student earns a GPA below 2.0 for three terms in a row, they will be suspended. The first time a student is suspended, they are required to take one mandatory term off.

To return to WOU after one term off:

  1. Fill out the Academic Suspension – Request for Reinstatement after Mandatory Time Off, found on the Registrar’s website.
  2. Students will also be automatically enrolled in a 1 credit Learning Seminar course. This course will address the academic and personal influences that may have affected a student’s GPA.

If a student returns from a first academic suspension and doesn’t earn a 2.0 GPA that term or pass Learning Seminar, they will be suspended again. A second academic suspension means a student will have to take a mandatory year off. Alternatively, a student can take 24 credits at another institution, earn a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better in those 24 credits, and request to be reinstated.

When students are emailed about being suspended, they are also given directions for how to petition to waive the mandatory time off requirement. Students may submit this petition if they feel that they have an extenuating situation that affected their academic success. They will be required to fill out the Academic Suspension – Petition to Waive Mandatory Time Off (found on the Registrar’s website), answer the questions on the form, have all registration holds lifted, and meet with the suspension committee. For more information, please see the Academic Catalog.

 

CONTACT US

Student Success and Advising

(503) 838-8428 | or e-mail: advising@wou.edu or studentsuccess@wou.edu | Location: Advising Center