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Probation and Suspension Policy

Academic probation

After all final grades are released for the fall semester, the Office of the University Registrar notifies students who have a GPA of less than a 2.0 and places them on academic probation until their GPA reaches the minimum 2.0. Probationary students must remedy their deficiency during the spring semester. Failure to do so will result in academic suspension. A student whose GPA is below a 2.0 but is not low enough to qualify for suspension will remain on academic probation. Eberly students who are placed on academic probation must call 304-293-7476 to make an appointment with an adviser.

During this meeting, students will:

The plan of study and the probation contract will be used at the end of the semester if the student has to file an academic suspension and/or a financial aid appeal.

Dismissal from major

All Eberly majors require that students maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA. At the discretion of the department and the dean, students with a GPA of 1.9 may be retained within their major. Students with a GPA below a 1.9 are placed in the general arts and sciences major until they improve their GPA to the desired 2.0. At that point, they can either return to their original major or switch to another major, either within or outside of the College. Students in the general arts and sciences major are advised in the Office of Undergraduate Studies, where they can explore their major and career choices. This is a temporary placement, usually for one semester. While students are listed in the general arts and sciences program, they must remain in contact with their desired program adviser, who will place a note in DegreeWorks to attest the student’s visit. The associate dean will remove the advising hold after students have also met with their desired program adviser.

Academic suspension

After all final grades are released for the spring semester, Office of the University Registrar notifies students who have a deficient GPA based on their number of credit hours. Please review the suspension guide for more information. 

Summer courses

Students who seek to improve their GPA during the summer can only do so by registering for courses at WVU, either online or face-to-face. Students whose GPA is below a 2.0 cannot transfer credits.

Academic suspension appeals

Students can file an academic suspension appeal by completing a suspension appeal form.

The appeals are reviewed by a committee of faculty. Two decisions are possible:

  1. The committee supports the appeal: students are put on deferred suspension. Deferred students sign a contract with associate dean or designee. Students who fail to meet the terms of their contracts are put on academic suspension, effective the following term.
  2. The committee denies the appeal: students are suspended for the time period determined by University policy.

Readmission after suspension