Academic Standing

To maintain quality degree programs, ASU requires that you make reasonable academic progress. This includes a requirement for the minimum grade point average of 2.00 (C average) for graduation, although some majors may require a higher average. If a student is to make and maintain satisfactory progress toward graduation, they must adhere to certain standards.

These factors affect your academic status:

  • The institutional cumulative grade point average (CGPA)
  • The number of semester hours earned

​Good Standing

A student is considered in Good Standing with the University as long as their Institutional cumulative GPA is at least 2.00. A student may be in good standing with an Institutional cumulative GPA of 2.00 but may be required to have a higher GPA for progression in a major or for graduation as determined by the major department.

Stages of Progress with Minimum GPA Required

A student’s academic progress is determined by the cumulative GPA earned from the semester hours earned at Albany State University. Transfer credits are not included in computing grade-point averages. For the purpose of assessing the student’s academic progress, each student’s transcript will be evaluated at the end of each Semester.

Academic Probation

Any student whose cumulative grade point average is less than 2.0 will be placed on probation or suspension as follows. A student will be placed on academic probation if, while the student is in good standing, the cumulative GPA falls below the minimum specified in the table below. The student may remain on probation as long as the semester GPA is 2.0 or above or the student achieves a cumulative GPA above a 2.0.

A student with less than 60 hours who is placed on academic probation must meet with an academic success coach in the Academic Advising and Retention Center. A student with 60 hours or more must meet with their faculty advisor in their academic department prior to registration and is restricted to registering for no more than 13 semester-hours. In addition, a student on probation, especially those on probation for the first time will be required to develop an academic success plan with their advisor and attend mandatory tutorial sessions. A student will remain on probation until the Institutional cumulative GPA reaches or exceeds 2.00.

Semester Hours Earned Cumulative GPA Academic Sanction
1-30 1.50-1.99 Probation
1-30 <1.50 Suspension
31-60 1.75-1.99 Probation
31-60 <1.75 Suspension
61-90 1.90-1.99 Probation
61-90 <1.90 Suspension
>90 <1.99 Probation (with Semester GPA >= 2.0) Suspension (with Semester GPA < 2.0)

Academic Suspension

If the cumulative GPA goes below 2.0, the student will be placed on probation or suspension according to the table and number of hours. 

While on academic probation, a student will be suspended if the institutional cumulative GPA falls below the minimum required GPA specified in the Stages of Progress Table above.

  • A first suspension will be for one (1) semester.
  • A second suspension will be for one (1) year.
  • A third suspension will be for three (3) years. 

Decisions on academic suspension are final and not subject to appeal.

Right of Appeal

Decisions on academic suspension are final and not subject to appeal.

Readmission After Suspension Policy

Students who previously attended ASU and have not been in attendance for a semester or more are required to file an application for readmission in the Office of the Registrar by the deadline dates listed on the calendar for admission.

If readmitted after suspension, the student will be admitted provisionally, will be on academic probation, and must attain and continue to maintain the minimum required cumulative GPA. A student may be required to enroll in specific courses, limit the number of hours that can be taken and/or participate in structural academic support programs.

The student must first consult with a faculty advisor or department chair, in collaboration with the Academic Advisement and Retention Center, to develop a concrete plan for academic success. A completed readmission form along with the approved academic success plan signed by the student and the advisor or Chair must be submitted to the Office of Enrollment Services by the established university deadline prior to registration for the semester in which the student plans to return.

  • Provisional admission will require that the student:
    • achieve a minimum of 2.0 GPA in the semester enrolled and each semester thereafter until the minimum required Institutional Cumulative (overall) GPA of 2.0 is acquired.  Failure to meet this requirement will result in an additional period of suspension.
    • completion of the academic intervention(s) prescribed in the academic success plan provided by their advisor and the Academic Advisement and Retention Center.
    • limit course load to a maximum of 13 hours while on probation
  • The next level of suspension will result if the above conditions are not met based on hours and cumulative GPA at semester end.