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Center for Academic Retention and Enrichment Services

The academic progress of students at the University of Memphis is monitored at the conclusion of each term enrolled to determine their academic status. Students’ overall combined grade point average AND term grade point average are considered in determining status. There are four progressive levels of academic status:

 

(1) Good Standing  

(2) Academic Warning  

(3) Academic Probation  

(4) Academic Suspension

 

Good Standing

Students are in Good Standing at the University of Memphis unless placed on Academic Warning, Academic Probation or Academic Suspension.

 

If a student has never been on Academic Warning, Academic Probation or Academic Suspension…

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The student remains in Good Standing as long as the overall combined GPA is 2.00 or above AND the term GPA is not lower than 1.00.

       

If a student has been on Academic Warning, Academic Probation or Academic Suspension…

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The student is expected to maintain a minimum overall combined GPA of 2.00 AND a minimum term GPA of 2.00 in order to remain in good standing.

       

 

Academic Warning

Students can be placed on Academic Warning ONLY ONCE during their enrollment at the University of Memphis. After completing seven (7) hours of coursework, students will be placed on Academic Warning when their overall combined GPA is below 2.00 OR the term GPA is below 1.00. Once students receive an Academic Warning, they must maintain Good Standing or they will be placed on probation or suspension.

 

Students on Academic Warning must:

  1. Successfully complete a workshop and pass the related quiz;
  2. Meet with an Academic Coach every other week in the following semester of enrollment; and
  3. Submit an Enrollment Agreement with the Center for Academic Retention and Enrichment Services, and satisfy the requirements in the Agreement.

Failure to satisfy these requirements will lead to administrative withdrawal from all classes for any future terms.

 Academic Probation

Any student who has ever been placed on Academic Warning status will be placed on Academic Probation if: 

  • Their overall combined GPA is below 2.00, OR
  • The term GPA is below 2.00.

 

NOTE: Students who have regained Good Standing after an Academic Warning are placed on Academic Probation, if, in any subsequent term, their combined GPA falls below a 2.00 OR the term GPA below 2.00.

 

First Academic Probation

All students placed on Academic Probation for the first time will be required to:

  1. Enroll in a one (1) credit hour Student Success Seminar;

  2. Submit weekly academic progress reports to their counselor during the term; and

  3. Must follow all requirements of the Center for Academic Retention and Enrichment Services including referral to campus services such as tutoring, study skills workshops, etc.

           Continuing on Probation

Students will remain on Academic Probation if the term GPA is 2.00 or higher but the overall combined GPA remains below 2.00.

 

Subsequent Probation(s)

Students who are placed on probation more than one time will have to complete a Conditional Enrollment Agreement with the Center for Academic Retention and Enrichment Services. During this probation, students will be required to have an overall combined GPA of at least 2.00 OR a term GPA of at least 2.00 in order to continue enrollment.

 

Academic Suspension

Students on probation will be suspended in the following term if their overall combined GPA is below 2.00 AND the term GPA is below 2.00.

 

Students on academic suspension can apply for readmission only after the following minimum periods: 

  1.  For the first suspension, one regular term (fall or spring).
  2.  For the second suspension, one calendar year.

 After a second suspension, a student may be ineligible for further enrollment at the University of Memphis.

 

Students on academic suspension who apply for readmission must participate in a counseling interview. Deadlines for readmission after suspension are strictly enforced.

 

Coursework taken at another accredited college or university will be used in determining eligibility for readmission. Students who left the university on academic suspension must fulfill all previously attempted high school deficiency and remedial and developmental coursework requirements before they will be considered for readmission.

 

Students readmitted after Academic Suspension must sign a Conditional Enrollment Agreement and follow all requirements established by the Center for Academic Retention and Enrichment Services. Failure to follow these requirements will lead to administrative withdrawal from all classes.

 

The Center for Academic Retention and Enrichment Services, 500 Wilder Tower, is responsible for the administration of this policy.

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