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  • Probation & Suspension

    Students who fall out of good academic standing with the University are subject to a change in academic status.

    Academic Probation

    Students are placed on academic probation when their cumulative OR semester institutional GPA is below a 2.00.

    Enrollment Restriction

    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. 

    Academic Suspension

    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.

    Suspension Period

    Students are required to sit out a suspension period unless they have participated in the Restart@Astate Program. 

  • Restart @state

    The Restart @state Program is a mandatory intervention program for students placed on a first academic suspension.

    Eligibility

    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.

    Requirements

    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.

    Workshops

    All students who participate in the Restart Program must attend one of the workshops.

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    SPRING 2015  Restart Workshops
    October 30     11:00 am
    November 7     11:00 am
        
    December 11     11:00 am
    January 8     11:00 am
    January 9     1:00 pm

    Degree Center Students

    Students attending an ASU Degree Center who must enroll in the Restart Program, should contact Melissa Jackson in the Wilson Advising Center at 870-972-3001 for registration questions.  You are required to complete the Restart Application and adhere to all deadlines as other students enrolling in the program.   It is your responsibility to secure all signatures for the application.  You are not required to attend the workshop in Jonesboro.  Instead, you will visit with the site coordinator on the campus you attend.  You will enroll in an online version of the course to complete assignments, but will visit with the site coordinator to satisfy class meetings.

    First Suspension

    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.

    Second Suspension

    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.

    Access the Undergraduate Graduation and Academic Credit Appeals Petition >>

    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

    Dropping Classes

    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.