Minimum Progress

University Undergraduate Student Minimum Progress

Students are expected to make normal progress toward meeting degree requirements. Failure to do so will result in academic warning, probation, or suspension. Progress will be reviewed at the end of each semester. A change in a student’s academic status will become effective at the point final grades are processed by the Office of the Registrar. The cumulative grade point average is based only on grades earned at The University of Findlay.

A student’s semester or cumulative grade point average, as well as completion rate (i.e., credit hours completed for a passing grade as a percentage of total registered credit hours) may impact financial aid status, scholarship eligibility, intercollegiate athletic eligibility, participation in performing arts events or campus media roles, and visa status (for international students), in addition to individual program participation. It is the student’s responsibility to know or seek guidance on the pertinent academic progress policies applicable to their individual activity at The University of Findlay. A student should review his/her financial status with the Office of Financial Aid when his/her semester or cumulative grade point average is determined to be deficient.

WARNING: If a student’s cumulative grade point average falls below 2.20 but is above the probation level as indicated by the following table, the student will be placed on academic warning.

If a student’s semester grade point average falls below 2.00 while attempting six or more semester hours but whose cumulative grade point average is above 2.20, the student will be placed on academic warning.

A student who is on academic warning will receive a letter of concern from the Oiler Success Center inviting them to contact the Center to review his/her academic performance and outlining available support services.

PROBATION: If a student’s cumulative grade point average falls below the level required under probation as indicated by the following table, the student will be placed on academic probation until the deficiency is remedied. A student on academic probation will be required to do a Learning Contract with the Oiler Success Center for each semester he/she is on academic probation.

SUSPENSION: If a student’s cumulative grade point average falls below the level required under suspension as indicated by the following table, the student will be suspended from the University for a period of at least two semesters. The summer semester may count as one of the semesters. A student returning to the University after suspension will be placed on probation, will be required to do a Learning Contract, and must be advised by an Oiler Success Center adviser. As noted within the description of a Learning Contract, re-entry after suspension may also include restriction on course selection or load.

Students requesting early re-admission or to take course work elsewhere during the mandatory two-semester suspension must have the approval of the Student Academic Standards Committee with support from the Oiler Success Center. Students requesting to return after the mandatory two-semester suspension only need approval through the Oiler Success Center.

A student wishing to return to the University after his/her second suspension must appeal to the Student Academic Standards Committee for readmission.

SEMESTER HOURS WARNING PROBATION SUSPENSION
(credits attempted plus transfer credits) (cumulative grade point average)
0.50—27.00 Below 2.20 Below 1.80 Below 1.60
27.01—45.00 Below 2.20 Below 2.00 Below 1.80
45.01 or more Below 2.20 Below 2.00

Program Minimum Progress: Some programs at the University have set stricter minimum progress standards, and/or reserve the right to review and apply minimum progress standards for courses ending within a semester. These program minimum progress standards may include grades. However, minimum progress standards may also include other non-academic standards (e.g., fitness, personal, and/or professional behavior). A student’s failure to meet these stricter progress standards does not preclude the student from being eligible to register within another program at the University if he/she meets University minimum progress standards.

Learning Contract: The Learning Contract is a written agreement between a student and The University of Findlay that delineates what academic progress is required at The University of Findlay, how that academic progress can be achieved, and what methods of assessment will be employed to help a student achieve his/her academic progress. A Learning Contract may include, but is not limited to class attendance expectations, homework assignment due date expectations, study skills, tutoring, restricted academic loads, personal counseling, career service counseling, and weekly meetings with an Oiler Success Center academic coach.

The goal of a Learning Contract is to outline available support and provide a documented means of how the Oiler Success Center intends to work together with the student in a collaborative effort to improve the student’s academic performance and standing at The University of Findlay.