Student Advising Center College Terminology
Common words used on a college campus
- Dropping a class
Students may drop a class the first 10 days of each semester. Class(es) that are dropped during that period will not appear on a transcript. Meet with your advisor for more assistance and information.
- Withdrawing from a Class
The official withdrawal period begins the 11th day of class through the 10th week of a regular semester. A “W” appears on the transcript instead of a grade. Consult your advisor for more assistance and information.
- Placed on Academic Probation
When the cumulative GPA falls below a 2.0, this indicates serious deficiency in the student's progress toward a degree. The student could be placed on academic probation. This could impact financial aid as well as enrolling in future semesters.
- Continued on Academic Probation
A student who is placed on continued academic probation has achieved a 2.0 semester GPA, but has NOT achieved a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
- Removed from Academic Probation
If the required 2.0 cumulative GPA is met, the student will be removed from academic probation.
- Required Withdrawal
If a student fails to achieve a minimum 2.0 semester GPA and fails to achieve the required 2.0 cumulative GPA, the student will be dismissed from the University. If a student wishes to seek reinstatement, they must complete appropriate paperwork to appeal. Contact your advisor for assistance and information.
- Satisfactory Academic Progress - Financial Aid
Based on academic performance, students may not be eligible to receive their financial aid. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for assistance and information.
- Classification at end of semester
Freshmen - under 30 credit hours; Sophomore - 30-59 credit hours; Junior - 40-89 credit hours; Senior - 90 or more credit hours.