Academic Warning

Academic Warning

A student with a cumulative GPA below 2.00 is in Academic Warning.

The student will receive notification at the end of each semester if their cumulative GPA drops below 2.00.

A student placed on Academic Warning will have a registration hold placed on their account (courses cannot be scheduled). To lift the hold, the student must meet with their assigned academic adviser.

A student in Academic Warning may continue to enroll in classes so long as their semester GPA (every semester) remains above 2.00. If while on academic warning the student’s semester GPA falls below 2.00, they will be Academically Suspended.

A student will return to Good Academic Standing when their cumulative GPA returns to 2.00 or higher.

Being on Academic Warning is not a punishment or the end of your academic career. Rather, Academic Warning is a notification that it is time to seek help in taking an active approach to improve your academics. Your Adviser and Penn State Berks are ready to support you throughout the process.

What steps should you take if you are a Berks student in Academic Warning?

  1. Berks students should reach out to their assigned academic adviser to schedule a meeting. During the summer contact the Berks Academic Advising Center at 610-396-6280.
  2. Before your advising appointment, complete the Self-Reflection Survey. Print a copy of your survey responses and bring it with you to your advising meeting. Remember to also click “submit” to send your survey responses to us electronically.
  3. Attend your advising meeting. At this meeting, you will learn more details about Academic Warning as well as work with your adviser to develop an action plan for success.

Attend a follow-up advising meeting.  Work with your advisor to review how your success plan is working.  Discuss any adjustments that may be needed.  Your advisor will then have the registration hold lifted.