Students who fall out of good academic standing with the University are subject to a change in academic status.
Students are placed on academic probation when their cumulative OR semester institutional GPA is below a 2.00.
Students on academic probation are restricted to 12 hours of enrollment and are encouraged to see their advisors to create a strategic plan to improve their academic standing.
College Choices Course
First time freshmen who are placed on academic probation at the end of their first semester have the option to take a one credit course. College Choices (UC 1011) is a graded, one-credit course designed to offer mentoring and group support to second semester, first-year students who had a poor academic start in college.
College Choices is recommended for any freshman who is placed on academic probation at the end of his or her first semester of enrollment. Students who choose to enroll in College Choices still have a registration restriction, but it is 13 hours to allow for the 1 hour College Choices course. Students who are on a scholarship that requires more than 12 semester hours may appeal the hour restriction by submitting the appropriate form to the Office of the Registrar.
Students are placed on academic suspension when their cumulative and semester institutional GPA are below a 2.00 and they are already on academic probation.
Students are required to sit out a suspension period unless they have participated in the Restart@Astate Program.
The Restart @state Program is a mandatory intervention program for students placed on a first academic suspension.
Students are not eligible for the Restart @state Program if:
- they are not on a first suspension.
- they have not been enrolled at Arkansas State University for more than 2 years.
- they have previously attempted Restart @state.
Eligible students who take advantage of this opportunity are enrolled in the Restart Program. The main program requirement is enrollment in a one-credit, graded course.
The Restart Seminar is designed to aid students back to solid academic performance with emphasis placed on self-responsibility, proper decision-making and study skills strategies. Students must submit a completed application before consideration for acceptance into the program.
All students who participate in the Restart Program must attend one of the workshops.
SPRING 2014 Restart Workshops
|November 15||10:00 am|
|December 6||10:00 am|
|January 10||10:00 am|
Students who are suspended for the first time and meet other eligibility requirements must enroll in the Restart@astate program. All students considering taking coursework at another institution while on first suspension from ASU are strongly advised to meet with their ASU academic advisors for guidance on appropriate coursework selection.
Students who earn a second suspension are not permitted to enroll at ASU for one calendar year. Students returning to ASU after serving a second suspension must first seek approval to re-enroll from the Undergraduate Graduation and Academic Credits Appeals Committee. Upon approval for re-enrollment, students must readmit with the institution before registering for classes. Arkansas State University will not accept for transfer any credit earned at other institutions during a period in which the student is on mandatory second suspension at ASU.
Third and Subsequent Suspensions
Students who earn a third or subsequent suspension are not permitted to enroll at ASU for two calendar years. Students returning to ASU after serving a third or subsequent suspension must first seek approval to re-enroll from the Undergraduate Graduation and Academic Credits Appeals Committee. Upon approval for reenrollment, students must readmit with the institution before registering for classes. Arkansas State University will not accept for transfer any credit earned at other institutions during a period in which the student is on mandatory third or subsequent suspension at ASU.
Withdrawing from the University
During the course of a semester, students are permitted to drop individual courses within the permitted time frame yet still maintain enrollment in other courses. To drop all courses for a semester, or to drop down to zero hours, you must officially withdraw at the Wilson Advising Center. Deadlines for dropping individual courses can be found under Important Dates on the Registrar's web page.
Withdrawing from ASU
Prior to the start of a semester, students wishing to discontinue enrollment at ASU may drop all classes through their Self-Service account. However, once the semester begins, tuition and certain fees or penalties may be assessed. Students will no longer have the ability to drop all classes (withdraw) through Self-Service. To drop all courses for a semester (withdraw), please contact the Wilson Advising Center at 870-972-3001 for instruction. For information about the refund policy, please contact Student Accounts at 870-972-2285.
Before you drop or withdraw
It is not always clear the effect dropping courses or withdrawing may have on a student's status or eligibility for various services.
For concerns regarding financial aid or residential hall eligibility, please contact these respective departments. For academic questions or concerns, please contact either the department of your major or the Wilson Advising Center for assistance.