All undergraduate students must achieve a minimum Term GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale to remain in good standing. Students who have a Term GPA of zero are academically dismissed from AU. Those achieving a Term GPA of 1.0 or below but above 0.0 are placed on Last Term Warning. Those achieving a Term GPA of less than 2.0 but greater than 1.0, are placed on Academic Warning. Following a second term (not necessarily consecutive) below 2.0, a student may be dismissed from the university by action of the Academic Conduct and Integrity Committee. The committee may also impose conditions on a student’s continued enrollment. If dismissed for poor scholarship, a student may not be readmitted to the university until at least one calendar year later, after filing for readmission to the Academic Conduct and Integrity Committee.
Individual majors and programs may have additional or more stringent academic standards for retention of students in the major or program. These standards are available to students through the office of each respective program.
Undergraduate Academic Warning and Dismissal
- When a student’s work falls below acceptable standards, the instructor should send an electronic alert notice to the student. The student’s student success/academic advisor, as well as other invested parties, will be notified. Students are highly encouraged to meet with their advisors regularly to discuss academic progress.
- A student will be academically dismissed if her/his Term GPA is 0.00 in any given term.
- A student is placed on Academic Warning when her/his Term GPA is below 2.0 but above 1.0. Students placed on Academic Warning for a second time (not necessarily consecutive) may be dismissed for poor scholarship. Freshmen admitted conditionally under the guidelines of the Admissions Review Committee may be dismissed at the conclusion of their first year if their Term GPA is below 2.0. Transfer students admitted on Academic Warning will be reviewed and may be dismissed for poor scholarship whenever their Term GPA is below a 2.0.
- Last Term Warning Status: A student may be placed on Last Term Warning if his or her Term GPA is 1.0 or below but above 0.00. Students on Academic Warning (AW) and who have a consecutive Term GPA (excluding summer session) of less than 2.0 but greater than 0.0 are placed on Last Term Warning (LTW). A student who encounters repeated academic difficulties may also be placed on Last Term Warning. Once a student is placed on this status, he or she remains on Last Term Warning until the student has:
- completed three consecutive terms (excluding summer session) with a Term GPA of at least 2.0, and have achieved an Aurora University cumulative GPA of at least 2.30, or
- a Term GPA below 2.0, in which case the student is dismissed from the university, or
- has graduated.
- Students dismissed for poor scholarship may immediately appeal for a full hearing before the Academic Conduct and Integrity Committee. At such a hearing the student may appear in person to make a statement and answer questions. A letter requesting an appeal and briefly outlining the basis for the appeal must be sent to the Registrar. Should the appeal be granted, the student will be readmitted on Last Term Warning.
- A student who is dismissed from Aurora University for poor scholarship may apply for readmission after one calendar year. The application is filed with the Academic Conduct and Integrity Committee during the term preceding the term when the student wishes to return to the university.