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This designation does not appear on a student's permanent academic record.
GPA – All Students
To be removed from Caution:
The student must pass 15 credit hours with a C average (2.00) or better in the following semester. In addition, the student's cumulative GPA and cumulative credits must exceed the criteria specified above.
This designation appears on a student's permanent academic record. Students on probation are not eligible to participate in off-campus study programs.
To be removed from Probation:
This designation appears on the student’s permanent academic record. Students on Final Probation are not eligible to participate in off-campus study programs or Ford/Knight projects. Students on Final Probation may not take more than 15 credit hours in the coming semester. Incompletes may be requested only with medical documentation.
A student on Final Probation who is not making normal academic progress or not attending classes may be asked to leave the campus and suspended for the remainder of the semester.
To be removed from Final Probation:
This category usually applies to students who are on Final Probation and do not complete 15 credit hours with a C average (2.00) or better. A student who does not fulfill the terms of Probation may also be suspended.
A student may appeal to the Advisory Committee for reconsideration of Final Probation status or Suspension only on the basis of new evidence within 48 hours of notification. New evidence includes documentation of medical considerations that prevented completion of academic work or documentation of extenuating circumstances preventing completion of academic work and a letter of support from an instructor. No exceptions are granted to this policy.
A student who wants to return to Earlham following an academic suspension should request an application for Readmission from the Registrar's Office. Applications should be submitted one month prior to the semester for which the student wants to re-enroll, but the period between suspension and readmission must be one semester and one summer.
A student must submit a written evaluation of his/her time away. In the evaluation, the student must demonstrate a strong commitment to improving his/her past academic record. In addition, a student who has been suspended and wishes to apply for readmission must meet the criteria found in his/her letter of Suspension from the College. The criteria normally includes successfully taking courses elsewhere and/or receiving counseling/study skills for an extended period of time.
A suspended student who is readmitted is placed on Final Probation. Financial aid may be reinstated upon the student's readmission to the College. For one semester after readmission, students are considered to be making satisfactory progress for aid purposes, although they may initially be below the minimum expectations described as Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid Eligibility.