This course may be taken prior to or during the same term.
Undergraduate students are expected to maintain a 2.00 or higher cumulative UWF GPA. Students are in good standing if they meet the minimum GPA standards based on GPA hours.
Students on probation or suspension are not considered to be in good academic standing.
Applies only to students who have less than 30 sh (GPA hours) whose UWF cumulative GPA is within the range listed below. Academic warning is considered a good standing status as the student is not on probation. This status is a warning applied to students early in their academic career that academic improvement is needed.
*FTIC students who are placed on academic warning may be required to enroll in a 1-credit hour Academic Foundations course, participate in structured mentoring activity during the following semester, or participate in other activities or classes deemed appropriate by the University.
The intent of academic probation is to serve formal notice that a student may not be making satisfactory progress. It gives students an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to meet the University’s academic expectations. Students whose cumulative UWF grade point average (GPA) is below the minimum listed will be placed on academic probation by the student’s college.
Students who are on probation are limited to 14 semester hours for registration to assist with academic success. Overrides may be granted by the academic advisor for extenuating circumstances. Students who are on probation, and make sufficient academic progress during the term of probation, may be continued on probation. Generally, students who achieve a semester UWF GPA of 2.30 or higher are considered making sufficient academic progress. Colleges may impose additional requirements to determine academic progress and have the right to suspend a student whose cumulative GPA is not at the minimum standard.
In addition to satisfying the GPA requirements set forth by the University, students are also responsible for observing the additional academic standards specified by their department or college. Students on probation may apply for a change of major; however, approval is granted by the chairperson of the prospective department. Students should contact the chairperson for guidance.
Normally, students are not placed on academic suspension without first being placed on probation for at least one semester. Students who do not achieve the minimum cumulative UWF GPA listed below, during the semester of probation, will be suspended.
The College may make exceptions and continue a student on probation as determined by the student’s individual circumstances and potential for academic success. Exceptions made by the College are sent to the Office of the Registrar within three days of initial action review.
Students under academic suspension are not eligible to register at UWF. See the Reinstatement process below.
Students suspended from UWF who subsequently receive an A.A. degree from a Florida public college or state university may be readmitted to UWF upon application for readmission, with earned credit accepted in accordance with University’s policies. See A.A. Degree Forgiveness Policy in the Grades and Academic Credit Policies section.
Students placed on academic suspension may request reinstatement after being away from the University one semester. The request for reinstatement must be directed to the dean of the college that suspended the student at least two weeks in advance of the first day of classes of the semester for which reinstatement is requested. In addition, students not attending UWF the previous three semesters must file an application for readmission with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Students reinstated from suspension may apply for a change of major. Approval is granted by the chairperson of the prospective department.
Students who are reinstated are considered on probation and the rules for probation status apply.
(individual undergraduate programs may have stricter guidelines listed in the University catalog)
Students can be dismissed from an undergraduate program by the college dean for the following reasons:
An Undergraduate degree-seeking student may appeal a dismissal in writing to the Provost (or designee).