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Undergraduate Academic Standing and Restart
Academic Good Standing at Arkansas State University occurs when a student achieves both a current semester AND minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000 (C average). Only those grades earned at A-State are used in computing the GPA. Academic Good Standing status allows for continued enrollment in the University without restriction.
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.
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 are eligible to participate in the Restart@Astate Program.
ASU does not offer an appeal process for students who earn a first academic suspension. Students must either enroll in and successfully complete the Restart@state program (see below) or sit out for two or more calendar years following the semester in which the suspension was earned. The First Suspension Clearance Form is for students returning to ASU following a first academic suspension as outlined in the ASU Undergraduate Bulletin. Students may need to complete the readmission process with the university.
The Restart@state Program is a mandatory intervention program for students placed on a first academic suspension and transfer students admitted to the university by appeal.
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 an information workshop prior to the start of classes.
Spring 2018 Restart Workshop Dates
- November 13 at 10
- December 5 at 10
- January 12 at 10 am
- January 12 at 1pm
Students are not eligible for the Restart@state Program and must adhere to the Readmission After Suspension Policy (see below) if:
- they are not on a first suspension.
- they have not attended Arkansas State University for 2 or more years since the suspension was earned.
- they have previously attempted Restart@state.
Degree Center Students
Students attending an A-State Degree Center who must enroll in the Restart Program, should contact the Wilson Advising Center at 870-972-3001 for registration questions. Degree Center Students are required to complete the Restart Application and adhere to all deadlines as other students enrolling in the program. It is the student's responsibility to secure the advisor's signature for the application. The Wilson Advising Center will assist with securing signatures from other university departments. You are not required to attend the workshop in Jonesboro. Instead, you will visit with the site coordinator on the campus you attend to complete and submit paperwork to the Wilson Advising Center. You will enroll in an online version of the course to complete assignments, but will visit with the site coordinator to satisfy class meetings. The Restart Coordinator will be available for electronic meetings to answer any questions you have throughout the semester.
A-State Online Students
Students enrolled through A-State Online Programs may seek conditional, yet immediate enrollment to Restart by working with the A-State Online Programs Director. A-State Online Program Students are required to complete the Restart Application and adhere to all deadlines as other students enrolling in the program. It is the student's responsibility to secure the advisor's signature for the application. A-State Online Programs will assist with securing signatures from other university departments. You are not required to attend the workshop in Jonesboro. Instead, you will review the workshop information online. You will enroll in an online version of the course to complete assignments. You may contact the Restart Program Coordinator for questions throughout the semester in which you are enrolled.
Readmission After Suspension
Students who are suspended for the first time and meet other eligibility requirements must enroll in the Restart@astate program or sit out for two calendar years following the semester in which the suspension was earned. All students considering taking coursework at another institution while on first suspension from A-State are strongly advised to meet with their A-State academic advisors for guidance on appropriate coursework selection. The First Suspension Clearance Form is for students who did not complete the Restart@state Program but wish to return ASU following a first academic suspension as outlined in the ASU Undergraduate Bulletin. Students may need to complete the readmission process with the university.
Students who earn a second suspension are not permitted to enroll at ASU for one calendar year. Students returning to A-State 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 A-State.
Third and Subsequent Suspensions
Students who earn a third or subsequent suspension are not permitted to enroll at A-State for two calendar years. Students returning to A-State 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 A-State.
Dropping Classes / 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, important dates and additional information regarding dropping/withdrawing can be found on the Registrar’s Web Page.
Withdrawing from A-State
Prior to the start of a semester, students wishing to discontinue enrollment at A-State 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.