General Probation Information

  • Major Probation Causes:
    • Major GPA < 2.0 or
    • lack of progress in major: “Not taking (or not getting passing grade in) any class in major for 2 consecutive semesters”

 

  • Major Probation Potential Outcomes:
    • Due to low major GPA:
      • Overall Major GPA ≥ 2.0: removed from Major Probation
      • Overall Major GPA < 2.0 but Term Major GPA ≥ 2.0: continued Major Probation
      • Overall Major GPA < 2.0 and Term Major GPA < 2.0: subject to Major Disqualification
    • Due to lack of progress, it depends on progress (if any) in Major

 

  • Major Probation Consequences:
    • If you are on Major probation (whether the reason is for low major GPA or lack of progress), you could be DISQUALIFIED for the same reason or the other reason
    • Major changed to “Undeclared”.
    • If your semester major GPA < 2.0 & your overall major GPA < 2.0, you will be DQed
    • If you do not make progress in the major, you will be DQed

 

  • Reinstatement:
    • Department uses change of major policy for reinstatement
    • Both requirements stated in the policy should be met and students will be ranked based on the provided formula (using mainly STEM GPA). 
    • Enrolling in a major class as an Open University (OU) student without a study plan does not mean that student has been reinstated in the major and the department is under no obligation to reinstate that student even if a significant progress has being made toward a degree.