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Academic Standing

The policies below concern academic standing for undergraduate students at Arkansas State University. For information pertaining to academic policies for graduate students please visit the Graduate Academic Policies Page.


Good Standing

Good standing is when your cumulative GPA (your Institutional GPA) and your term GPA (current term only) are both 2.0 or above.


Probation is when either your cumulative GPA or your term GPA is under 2.0.


Suspension is when both your cumulative GPA and your term GPA fall below 2.0. Undergraduate students must be on probation during the previous term before they can be suspended.

Only ASU coursework is considered in ASU academic standing. Transfer work is not included in institutional GPA calculations.

Remember that all information regarding probation and suspension will be sent to your ASU my.AState email account. Check it regularly for updates.

Academic Probation and Suspension


Students entering ASU for the first time are under the retention policy listed below:

Students will receive academic probation at the close of any enrollment period (fall, spring or summer term) when their current semester or ASU cumulative grade point average (GPA) is below 2.00. Academic probation status will be removed at the end of any enrollment period when both the current semester and ASU cumulative GPA are 2.00 or above.

Students receiving academic probation are strongly encouraged to counsel with an academic adviser or call the University Advising Center at 870-972-3001.

First time, first year students placed on academic probation at the end of their first semester can enroll in College Choices - a one-credit study skills course - during their next enrollment period by contacting the University Advising Center at 870-972-3001.


Students on academic probation will be suspended for poor scholarship when their current semester and fall, spring, or summer term ASU cumulative GPA are both below the required 2.00. Students suspended for poor scholarship may apply for readmission under SCHEDULE OF READMISSION FOLLOWING ACADEMIC SUSPENSION.