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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 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@state Program.
A-State 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 may opt to sit out for one calendar year following the semester in which the suspension was earned. 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. 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. Students participating in the Restart program at the Jonesboro campus must attend a first-week class orientation.
Students are not eligible for the Restart@state Program if:
- they are not on a first suspension.
- 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 University 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 University 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 University 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 from the university for the first time must complete the Restart Application to enroll in the Restart@state program. (See procedures for enrollment under the Restart@state Program.) All students considering taking coursework at another institution while on the first suspension from A-State are strongly advised to meet with their A-State academic advisors for guidance on appropriate coursework selection. (See section on Transferring Work from Other Institutions while on First Suspension.)
Second and Third Suspension
Students who earn a second and third suspension from the university are not permitted to enroll at A-State for one calendar year. The suspended period is intentional to provide time for students to gain an appreciation for the opportunity to attend college. After serving the suspension period, the student must visit the University Advising Center prior to registration.
Students who earn a fourth or subsequent suspension from the university are dismissed from the university. Permission to return must be granted by appeal to the University Graduation and Academic Credit Appeals Committee.
Transferring Work from Other Institutions while on Suspension
Students serving a first, second, or third suspension who complete coursework at a different institution during their suspended period, may have their transfer work reviewed for acceptance at A-State upon return.
Dropping Classes / Withdrawing from the University
Dropping Classes or University Withdrawal
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 University Advising Center. Deadlines for dropping individual courses, important dates, and additional information regarding dropping/withdrawing can be found on the Registrar’s Web Page.
Before you drop or withdraw
- It is not always clear the effect of 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 University Advising Center for assistance.
University Withdrawal Form
Prior to the start of a semester, students wishing to discontinue enrollment at A-State may drop all classes through their Self-Service account. For assistance, students should contact the office of the Registrar. 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) after fees are assessed, students must complete the withdrawal form. For questions about this process, contact the University Advising Center at 870-972-3001. For information about the refund policy, please contact Treasurer's Office at 870-972-2285.
A-State Online Services Withdrawal
If you are enrolled through A-State Online Services and need to withdraw from all courses, you must contact email@example.com for withdrawal assistance. If you have questions regarding this process, please contact A-State Online at (870)972-2920.