Overview of Academic Progress
Academic Progress is described in Faculty Senate Policy 54-00.
To graduate from Penn State University, a degree candidate must complete the requirements for the candidate’s major and earn at least a C (2.00) cumulative grade point average for all courses taken at Penn State (Faculty Senate Policy 82-40).
- A student with a cumulative GPA above 2.00 is in Good Academic Standing.
- A student in Good Academic Standing may declare a major and may graduate from the University.
- A student with a cumulative GPA below 2.00 is in Academic Warning*.
- A student in Academic Warning may continue to enroll in classes so long as their semester GPA remains above 2.00 and they meet with an Academic Recovery Adviser.
- A student with a cumulative GPA below 2.00 who earns a semester GPA below 2.00 while on Academic Warning is in Academic Suspension.
- A student placed on Academic Suspension may not schedule courses at the University for at least two consecutive semesters.
- A student who has been placed on academic suspension two times and fails to achieve a semester GPA above 2.00 is subject to Academic Dismissal.
- A student placed on Academic Dismissal will no longer be permitted to take courses at the University for a minimum of four calendar years.