WVPU Undergraduate Academic Probation and Dismissal

Policy on Academic Probation and Dismissal for undergraduate students who are seeking degrees from WVPU

Effective: May 1, 2019

Prior to the start of every semester, the Office of the Director reviews a consolidated list of WVPU degree seeking students whose cumulative academic performance (or that in either of the previous two semesters) falls below 2.0.

Students whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 will have their internal status changed from “Good Academic Standing” (GOOD) to “Academic Probation” (PROB).

When a student is placed on academic probation (or is removed therefrom), he or she will receive a letter from the Academic Services Office by email with copies sent to the respective department head, department coordinator(s), and the student’s advisor.

While on academic probation, a student’s maximum enrollment will be capped at a maximum of 6 credits and 2 courses in a term and in total 12 credits and 4 courses in per semester.

Students that perform below 2.0 in a semester while on academic probation will be dismissed from the university, subject to review of the Office of the Director. When a student is considered for dismissal, he or she will receive a letter from the Academic Services Office copied to the respective department head, department coordinator(s), and the student’s advisor.

Students that receive a dismissal letter may appeal their dismissal and request a second chance to raise their grades by the deadline provided in the letter. Appeals are to be addressed to the Academic Services Office and students will be informed about the outcome within one working week.

If either no appeal is made by the deadline written in the dismissal letter or the appeal is rejected, the student is automatically and irrevocably dismissed and may reapply only after one year.

The policy with regard to re-admittance following an academic dismissal remains unchanged and reverts to that stated in the undergraduate catalog.