Academic Advising and Career Exploration Center

Academic Probation and Suspension

Academic Probation

Academic probation is a warning that a student is having difficulty in meeting academic requirements. A student is placed on academic probation when the cumulative grade point average is deficient based on his/her cumulative credit hours attempted (see below).

Cumulative Credit
Hours Attempted
Cumulative GPA
1.40 - 1.99
1.70 - 1.90
1.80 - 1.94
90 or more
1.86 - 1.95

The student may continue to enroll at FHSU while on probation, but is being alerted to the danger of being suspended if academic performance does not improve.

Tips for Academic Success at FHSU

  1. Contact your advisor to discuss your class schedule for next semester, degree plans and possibility of enrolling in UNIV 103 Succeeding in College.
  2. Enroll in no more than 12 hours (12 hours is full time). If you have enrolled, you can make this change by contacting your advisor.
  3. Meet with your instructors anytime you begin having problems in the next semester.
  4. Meet with Academic Success Programs in the Kelly Center. They offer assistance in the areas of academic tutoring, time management, study skills, notetaking skills and test taking skills at no cost.
  5. Consult with your advisor if anything happens that interferes with, or may interfere with, your ability to succeed in the classroom.

For each course that you are enrolled in you should:

  • Buy and read assigned textbooks
  • Read and follow the course syllabus
  • Attend Class
  • Read assigned materials before class
  • Review assigned materials after class
  • Take notes as you read
  • Complete all assignments on time
  • Participate in class discussions
  • Keep on top of their grades at all times (many instructors utilize the Blackboard Gradebook)

Academic Suspension

A student is placed on academic suspension after more than one university enrollment if the cumulative grade point average does not meet the minimum standard based on his/her cumulative credit hours (see below).

Cumulative Credit
Hours Attempted
Cumulative GPA
Below 1.40
Below 1.70
Below 1.80
90 or more
Below 1.86

Because academic suspension is based on cumulative grade point average, it is possible to be placed on academic suspension without ever having been on probation.    

Academic Dismissal

Students who have been academically reinstated to the university on a dismissal agreement that do not meet the requirements of their agreement are dismissed from the university. Dismissed students cannot enroll at FHSU unless they take courses from a regionally accredited institution and transfer back to FHSU with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher.


Students suspended from the university for poor scholarship will be provided the right to appeal following their first academic suspension. Students will not be allowed an immediate appeal who have been suspended before. They will be required to lay out for a period of at least one semester during which they should reconsider and re-evaluate their plans. Students enrolling at another school during their period of suspension from the university will be expected to meet university admission requirements in order to return to FHSU. An official transcript from other institutions must be sent to the Office of the Registrar.

Each application will be considered on its own merits by the Academic Reinstatement Board. Reinstatement is not automatic.

If a student wishes to apply for reinstatement, an Application for Academic Reinstatement must be completed (form can be found below).

Spring 2015 Appeal Dates

An Application for Academic Reinstatement must be completed and turned in to AACE by the application deadline date in order for an appeal to be heard. A scheduled appointment time will be made for you by AACE when the application is received. Virtual College students are allowed to have a written appeal heard. Remaining appeal dates and deadlines are listed below:

Date of Appeal

Deadline for Paperwork

Spring 2015 Semester

Spring 2015 Semester

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Monday, October 20, 2014 at noon CST
Monday, November 17, 2014 Thursday, November 13, 2014 at noon CST
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 Friday, January 2, 2015 at noon CST
Thursday, January 8, 2015 Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at noon CST
Monday, January 12, 2015 Thursday, January 8, 2015 at noon CST
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 Friday, January 9, 2015 at noon CST
Friday, January 16, 2015 Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at noon CST