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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).

 
NEW AND RE-ENTERING STUDENTS BEGINNING IN FALL 2014 AT FHSU
Cumulative Credit
 Hours Attempted
Cumulative GPA
 Requirement
0-29 1.60-1.99
30-59 1.70-1.99
60-89 1.80-1.99
90 or more
1.90-1.99

PRIOR TO FALL 2014 AT FHSU
Cumulative Credit
Hours Attempted
Cumulative GPA
Requirement
0-29 1.40 - 1.99
30-59 1.70 - 1.90
60-89 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).

 
NEW AND RE-ENTERING STUDENTS BEGINNING FALL2014 AT FHSU
Cumulative Credit
 Hours Attempted
Cumulative GPA
 Requirement
0-29 Below 1.60
30-59 Below 1.70
60-89 Below 1.80
90 or more
Below 1.90
 
PRIOR TO FALL 2014 AT FHSU
Cumulative Credit
Hours Attempted
Cumulative GPA
Requirement
0-29 Below 1.40
30-59 Below 1.70
60-89 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.

Reinstatement

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/Fall 2017 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 2017 Semester

Spring 2017 Semester
Monday, October 10, 2016 Thursday, October 6, 2016 at noon CST
Monday, November 7, 2016 Thursday, November 3, 2016 at noon CST
Thursday, January 5, 2017 Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at noon CST
Monday, January 9, 2017 Thursday, January 5, 2017 at noon CST
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Friday, January 6, 2017 at noon CST
Friday, January 13, 2017 Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at noon CST

Fall 2017 Semester

Fall 2017 Semester
Monday, March 6, 2017 Thursday, March 2, 2017 at noon CST
Friday, March 31, 2017 Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at noon CST
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Monday, May 22, 2017 at noon CST
Thursday, June 15, 2017 Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at noon CST
Thursday, July 13, 2017 Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at noon CST
Monday, July 31, 2017 Thursday, July 27, 2017 at noon CST
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 Friday, August 4, 2017 at noon CST
Thursday, August 10, 2017 Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at noon CST
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