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Undergraduate Catalog

2012 - 2013

Academic Standards

Academic Support Office, 2500 WSC, (801) 422-2723

A student's academic standing at BYU is determined according to the grades that the student earns only at BYU. Academic standing is based on a minimum of 6 credit hours as a day-continuing student. Students enrolled for fewer than 6 credit hours in a semester or term will have their credits combined with those of their next enrollment until at least 6 credits of graded hours have been accumulated, at which point the academic standing is calculated. The following outline shows the conditions and expectations according to the student's academic standing. For further information, students are encouraged to check their current academic standing by selecting Student Academic Record, then selecting Current Academic Standing in AIM.

ACADEMIC STANDING UNDER THESE CONDITIONS EXPECTATIONS
GOOD When the most recent semester/term GPA and BYU cumulative GPA are 2.0 or above and the student has NOT been on academic probation. The student continues to maintain a 2.0 or higher semester/term and BYU cumulative GPA.
PREVIOUS The same as good academic standing but indicates a student has previously been on academic probation, CAP, suspension, or dismissal. The student continues to maintain a 2.0 or higher semester/term and BYU cumulative GPA. However, the student goes directly to academic probation if the student has a semester/term GPA below 2.0.
WARNING

Includes a
registration block.

When the most recent semester/term GPA is below 2.0 and the student was in good academic standing

OR

When the most recent semester/term GPA is 2.0 or higher but the BYU cumulative GPA is below 2.0 and the student was on academic warning.

The student is blocked from registrations beyond the subsequent semester/term until the student EITHER submits a completed Academic Improvement Plan to the Academic Support Office by the appropriate deadline OR the student earns at least a 2.0 GPA for the subsequent enrollment and has at least a 2.0 BYU cumulative GPA. Students with less than a 2.0 BYU cumulative GPA must submit an Academic Improvement Plan during each semester/term they are enrolled.
PROBATION

Includes a
registration block.
When the most recent semester/term GPA is below 2.0 and the student was on academic warning

OR

When the most recent semester/term GPA is below 2.0 and the student was on "previous" academic standing

OR

When the most recent semester/term GPA is 2.0 or higher but the BYU cumulative GPA is below 2.0 and the student was on academic probation.

The student is blocked from registrations beyond the subsequent semester/term until the student EITHER submits a completed Academic Improvement Plan to the Academic Support Office by the appropriate deadline OR the student earns at least a 2.0 GPA for the subsequent enrollment and has at least a 2.0 BYU cumulative GPA. Students with less than a 2.0 BYU cumulative GPA must submit an Academic Improvement Plan during each semester/term they are enrolled.

Students on probation who earn less than a 2.0 GPA for a semester or term are academically suspended.

CONTINUED ACADEMIC PROBATION

(CAP)

Includes a
registration block.
When a student is returning to BYU from academic suspension or dismissal

OR

When the most recent semester/term GPA is 2.0 or higher but the BYU cumulative GPA is below 2.0 and the student was on CAP.

The student is blocked from registration until the student:
  1. Completes an Academic Success Work Book, an Academic Improvement Plan (AIP), and a Graduation Plan.
  2. Has the AIP signed by either the supervisor of the student's college advisement center or an assigned faculty member in the student's major.
  3. Has the graduation plan signed by the supervisor of the student's college advisement center and by an assigned faculty member in the student's major.
  4. Submits the completed forms to an advisor from the Academic Support Office and completes an Academic Contract with the advisor.

Students remain on CAP until both their cumulative BYU GPA and semester/term GPA are 2.0 or higher. Students on CAP who earn less than a 2.0 GPA for a semester or term are academically suspended or dismissed.

Students on CAP taking more than one enrollment to raise their cumulative BYU GPA to 2.0 or above will need to complete an AIP for each enrollment on CAP and visit with an Academic Support advisor.

SUSPENSION
When the most recent semester/term GPA is below 2.0 and the student was on academic probation or CAP

OR

When a student fails to comply with the conditions prescribed by the Academic Standards Committee.

1. The student is expected to drop his or her enrollments in day, evening, or extension classes (except Independent Study).
2. The student may not enroll in BYU day, evening, or extension classes (except Independent Study) for a minimum of 12 months. During this time the student is expected to resolve all problems leading to the student's academic suspension. After 12 or more months, the student is eligible to return. If the student completes any college-level work while on suspension, the student must receive an overall GPA of 3.2 or higher in that course work to be allowed readmission. The student should contact the Admissions Office, D-155 ASB, (801) 422-2507, for details and pertinent information about deadlines and expectations for readmission. Students who have been academically suspended must submit applications for readmission by published admission deadlines, which may be before the 12 months have passed.
A student with extenuating circumstances—who has appropriate support and justification—may appeal the 12-month period out of BYU through the Academic Standards Committee. If students are planning to petition their time away from the university, they should not drop their classes and should continue to attend their classes until after the petition has been reviewed. If the petition is denied, the university will drop their classes for them. The student should contact the Academic Support Office, 2500 WSC, (801) 422-2723, for assistance. No other appeals will be considered.
DISMISSAL
When a student is academically suspended a second time.

OR

When a student fails to comply with the conditions prescribed by the Academic Standards Committee.

An academically dismissed student may not enroll in day, evening, or extension classes (except Independent Study). After three years a student is eligible to enroll in evening or extension classes. A student may seek an exception to be readmitted as a degree-seeking student after two or more years by petitioning the Academic Standards Committee. In addition to petitioning, dismissed students must apply for readmission by the published admission deadlines. Students on dismissal will be required to complete certain criteria in order to be considered for readmission to BYU such as the number of credit hours to take while on dismissal. For specific information, please contact the Academic Support Office.

Note: College advisement centers (CACs) may also set registration blocks on students not progressing toward timely graduation. In such cases, students must also meet with their CAC to have this block removed.