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Online Undergraduate Academic Standing

Policy Information

Issuing Office

Registrar's Office

Affected Parties

Students

Policy Language

Students must maintain satisfactory academic standing in order to remain at Liberty. 

Policy Rationale

To ensure that students understand the expectations set forth by the University in regard to academic performance, as well as the process for students placed on academic warning, probation, suspension or dismissal.

Definition of Glossary Terms

None specified

Procedural Information

Procedures

Students must maintain satisfactory standing in order to remain at Liberty. Satisfactory academic standing for students enrolled in an undergraduate program is:


Minimum GPA

Level 1 (0-23.99 hours)

1.50

Level 2 (24-47.99 hours)

1.65

Level 3 (48-71.99 hours)

1.85

Level 4 (72 or more hours)

2.00


Academic Standing for Liberty University Online students is calculated at the end of the Fall and Spring terms, or upon completion of all courses within those terms.  At the discretion of the Registrar’s Office, a student may have his/her standing updated to good standing after completion of all courses in the Summer term.  When academic standing is updated, students on Academic Warning, Probation, Suspension, and Dismissal will be sent a notification by the Registrar’s Office.

Academic Warning

Liberty University Online students failing to attain and maintain the minimum GPA required are placed on Academic Warning. During the next term, these students should plan to limit enrollment to a 13-semester-hour course load and may be required to take CLST 100 or 101.

Academic Probation

At the end of the term on Academic Warning, Liberty University Online students who fail to raise their cumulative GPA to the required academic level (see above) are placed on Academic Probation. During the next term of attendance, these students should plan to limit enrollment to a 13-semester-hour course load and may be required to take CLST 100 or 101.

Additionally, students who are enrolled full-time and fail all courses will be placed on Academic Probation, unless they were previously on Academic Probation or Academic Suspension. Students who are enrolled full-time and fail all courses while on Academic Probation or Suspension will progress to the next academic standing level.

Academic Suspension

At the end of the term on Academic Probation, Liberty University Online students who fail to raise their cumulative GPA to the required academic level (see above) are placed on Academic Suspension. Students who desire to return to Liberty in the future must appeal to the Registrar’s Office in writing through the designated portal.

The Registrar’s Office will review the appeal, and if it is approved, an Academic Contract will be formulated. The student must agree in writing to abide by the terms of the contract before being permitted to register for courses. If a student is a re-applicant to Liberty University Online, the student must agree in writing to abide by the terms of the contract prior to being approved for re-admission.

If a student is denied to return under a contract, he/she will not be permitted to submit a new appeal unless he/she has been away from Liberty for a minimum of two academic years.

Academic Dismissal

Liberty University Online students who are permitted to take classes while Academically Suspended and who fail to raise the GPA to the required academic level (see above) by the end of the term or fail to meet the terms of their Academic Contract will be Academically Dismissed, and will not be allowed to appeal to return to Liberty until a period of at least two academic years has passed.

Sanctions

None specified

Exceptions

None