M E M O R A N D U M
To: ACADEMIC DEANS AND UNIVERSITY OFFICERS
From: Ann Weaver Hart, President
Date: September 8, 2006
Re: Changes to Undergraduate Policy on Academic Warning, Probation and Dismissal
Effective immediately, undergraduate students placed on academic probation will remain eligible to apply for University need-based financial aid, athletic-based aid, and University Housing. This is a modification to Presidential Policy Number 02.10.11, adopted June 12, 2003.
It remains the case that students who have completed 24 credit hours and who have a cumulative GPA below 2.0 at the end of a spring semester will be placed on academic probation. Students on academic probation will continue to be ineligible for University-funded, academic merit-based financial aid until they are restored to good academic standing.
However, based on the past three years of experience with this policy it has become apparent that prohibiting access to all aid and University housing for students on academic probation imposes an undue hardship on economically disadvantaged students, and it may preclude them from remaining in school to try to bring their grades up.
Interim Provost Richard M. Englert, Senior Vice President Clarence D. Armbrister and others are reviewing this Policy in its entirety and will make recommendations regarding possible amendments. This particular change, however, should not await that review. Making this change now will halt an adverse effect on individual student and student-family lives.
Please inform your staffs of this important change.