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I'm on academic probation!

Nobody sets out to earn bad grades, but sometimes it happens and you end up being placed on academic probation. However, there are several things that you need to know in order to get yourself back into good academic standing.

What does that mean?

Satisfactory Academic Progress: A student whose cumulative grade point average (GPA) is 2.0 or higher is considered to be making satisfactory academic progress.

Probation: A student who has completed one or more IU South Bend GPA hours and has a cumulative grade point average below 2.0 is placed on probation. A probationary student remains on probation until the cumulative GPA reaches 2.0 or higher.

Probation with Impact: A student who is on probation and fails to achieve a semester (fall, spring, or combined summer session) GPA of at least 2.0 will be placed on probation with impact. Academic units may impose additional enrollment restrictions on such students (e.g. limited to half-time enrollment).

You can fix it, but you can't ignore it!

Dismissal: A student who is on probation with impact and fails to achieve a semester(fall, spring, or combined summer session) GPA of at least 2.0 will be dismissed from the university. Students who are dismissed for the first time cannot enroll until one regular (fall or spring) semester has elapsed and must petition by the established deadline to be reinstated. Students who are dismissed multiple times must remain out of the university for at least two regular semesters and must petition by the established deadline to be reinstated.

It can also impact your financial aid as federal regulations say that all undergraduate students who receive federal, state, or institutional aid must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in order to continue receiving that assistance.

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website last updated on April 6th, 2011 by Zachary Torstrick