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Resident 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 maintaining satisfactory academic standing.

Definition of Glossary Terms

None specified

Procedural Information

Procedures

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.

Any University organization that has students who represent Liberty University in activities that involve student traveling (exclusive of one-time missions exposure trips) must first provide a list of students on the team to the Registrar to verify if the students are in good academic standing. Students who are not in good academic standing are prohibited from traveling.


Academic Warning

Students failing to attain and maintain the minimum GPA required are placed on Academic Warning. During the next term, these students are limited to a 12-14-semester-hour course load, are required to take CLST 101 or 105, and may not represent the University on any team without approval from the appropriate committee.  A student may not drop or withdraw from the CLST course without permission from the Academic Success Center.

Academic Probation

At the end of the term on Academic Warning, students who fail to raise their cumulative GPA to the required academic level (see above) are placed on Academic Probation.

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.

Students on Academic Probation are required to sign an academic plan from CASAS indicating the grades necessary to remove Probation status. During the next term of attendance, undergraduate students are limited to a 12-14-semester-hour course load, are required to take CLST 101 or 105, and may not represent the University on any team without approval from the appropriate committee. A student may not drop or withdraw from the CLST course without permission from the Academic Success Center.

Academic Suspension

At the end of the term on Academic Probation, 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.  Students should not expect automatic readmission after serving a period of Suspension.

If approved to return, the Registrar’s Office/CASAS will determine a plan that will prepare students for a successful re-entry to Liberty. These students are required to sign an academic plan indicating the grades necessary to remove the Academic Suspension status. During the next term of attendance, undergraduate students are limited to a 12-14-semester-hour course load, are required to take CLST 101 or 105 and may not represent the University on any team without approval from the appropriate committee.  A student may not drop or withdraw from the CLST course without permission from the Academic Success Center. 

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

Academic Dismissal

Students who are readmitted to Liberty after serving a period of suspension and who fail to raise their cumulative GPA to the required academic level (see above) by the end of the term 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

Date of Last Review

8/30/2019