Undergraduate students are in good standing when they have a UAA cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher and a semester GPA of 2.00 or higher for the most recently completed semester. Individual departments may establish additional criteria for good standing. Students are presumed to be in good standing during their first semester at PWSC/UAA. Students in good standing are academically eligible to re-enroll at PWSC/UAA.
Admitted certificate, associate, or baccalaureate degree-seeking students who fail to earn a PWSC/UAA semester and/or cumulative GPA of 2.00 will be subject to academic action. Academic action may result in warning, probation, continuing probation, or loss of certificate or undergraduate degree-seeking status. Individual departments may establish additional criteria for departmental academic action. Failure to meet or maintain these criteria may result in departmental probation or removal from a major program.
Academic Warning is the status assigned to those students whose semester GPA falls below 2.00 but whose cumulative GPA is 2.00 or higher.
Placed on Probation is the status assigned to those students whose semester and cumulative GPA falls below 2.00.
“Continued on Probation” is the status assigned to those students who begin a semester on probation and during that semester earn a semester GPA of 2.00 or higher without raising their cumulative GPA to 2.00. This status may be continued until the student raises their cumulative GPA to 2.00 or loses their certificate or undergraduate degree-seeking status.
Loss of Certificate or Undergraduate Degree-Seeking Status
Academic Disqualification is the status assigned to those students who begin a semester on probation or continuing probation and fail to earn a semester GPA of 2.00. Those students’ admission status will be changed to “Non-Degree-seeking.”
Students who have lost “Certificate or Undergraduate Degree-Seeking” status may continue to attend PWSC/UAA as non-degree-seeking students. However, those students do not qualify for financial aid and international students will lose their immigration status. Students must apply for reinstatement to PWSC/UAA (see reinstatement policy).
Students who have lost certificate or undergraduate degree-seeking status may continue to attend PWSC/UAA as non-degree-seeking students. After completing a minimum of 12 credits at PWSC/UAA and/or another accredited post-secondary institution in 100-level or higher courses with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher, students may apply for reinstatement to PWSC/UAA. If approved, reinstated students must then reapply for admission to a certificate or undergraduate degree program. A reinstated student whose PWSC/UAA cumulative GPA is less than 2.00 (C) will begin the semester on probation. Applications for Reinstatement forms are available from Student Services.
Departmental Probation or Removal From a Major Program
Individual departments may establish additional criteria for departmental academic action. Failure to meet or maintain these criteria may result in departmental probation or removal from a major program. Those students’ major program will be changed to Undeclared. Students will remain in a certificate or undergraduate degree-seeking status as long as the University’s minimum academic standards are met. Undeclared students must use the Change of Major/Degree form and process to request re-admission or admission to a new program. Forms are available from Student Services.
Other Academic Decisions
Review procedures for all other academic decisions may be obtained from the department chair/academic leader, the campus Director or the PWSC/UAA course catalog. Disputes regarding decisions associated with appropriate academic adjustments and programmatic accommodation for students with disabilities will be reviewed according to procedures set forth in University Regulation 09.06.00 Services for Students with Disabilities.
Eligibility for Services Pending Final Decision in the Review Process
During the review of an academic action or decision by the University, the action or decision being contested will remain in effect until the dispute is resolved. Should an academic action or decision affect the student’s eligibility for financial aid, housing, or other University service, the student will be informed of the steps to be taken that may maintain or reinstate the affected service. The student will be responsible for initiating any necessary actions or procedures.