Academic Progress

Academic Progress

Overview of Academic Progress

Academic Progress is described in Faculty Senate Policy 54-00.

To graduate from Penn State University, a degree candidate must complete the requirements for the candidate’s major and earn at least a C (2.00) cumulative grade point average for all courses taken at Penn State (Faculty Senate Policy 82-40).

Good Academic Standing

A student with a cumulative GPA above 2.00 is in Good Academic Standing.
A student in Good Academic Standing may declare a major and may graduate from the University.

Academic Warning

A student with a cumulative GPA below 2.00 is on Academic Warning.
A student on Academic Warning may continue to enroll in classes so long as their semester GPA remains above 2.00 and they meet with an academic adviser.

Academic Suspension

A student with a cumulative GPA below 2.00 who earns a semester GPA below 2.00 while on Academic Warning is on Academic Suspension.
A student placed on Academic Suspension may not schedule courses at the University for at least two consecutive semesters.

Academic Dismissal

A student who has been placed on academic suspension two times and fails to achieve a semester GPA above 2.00 is subject to Academic Dismissal.
A student placed on Academic Dismissal will no longer be permitted to take courses at the University for a minimum period of four calendar years.