Addendum to Existing Policy on Academic Probation
RESOLVED: That the University Senate of Humboldt State University recommends that students be allowed to remain on academic probation for no more than two sequential semesters. After two semesters on academic probation, students must either return to good academic standing or be disqualified. Exceptions can be made for students whose term GPA is 2.0 or above, even though their cumulative GPA does not reach 2.0.
RATIONALE: Students must have a 2.0 GPA to graduate. Allowing students to remain on academic probation indefinitely makes it less and less likely that they will be able to graduate.
This policy would allow students two chances to redeem themselves after being placed on academic probation.
This policy is an addendum to existing policies on academic standing, probation, and disqualification (see page 37 of the 2012-2013 catalog, and VPAA 11-04, attached).
University Senate: 02/26/13 – Passed Unanimously.
President Richmond: 03/18/13 – Approved.