Academic Suspension and Appeal

Academic Suspension

Students will be suspended for any of the following reasons:

  • Cumulative GPA: Students whose GPA falls below 1.5 (first-years and sophomores), 1.75 (juniors and first-semester seniors), or 2.0 (second-semester seniors) will be suspended
  • Semester GPA: Students who earn a semester GPA below 1.0, regardless of their cumulative GPA, will be suspended
  • Probationary period GPA: Students on probation whose semester GPA is below 2.0 in their first semester on probation or who do not increase their overall GPA to 2.0 in their second semester on probation will be suspended
  • Major GPA: Students whose major GPA remains below 2.0 for two consecutive semesters and who cannot find a new major will be suspended

For the complete policy, please see the "Guidelines for Academic Suspension" section of the most current University Catalog.

Appeal of Academic Suspension

A student who has been suspended has the right to appeal that decision. The appeal must be submitted within one week of the the initial suspension decision. An appeal letter should provide evidence of the following:

  • extenuating circumstances that interfered with the student's academic success; and
  • changes in the student's circumstances suggesting the likelihood of academic success if the student returns to SLU

Further details on the academic suspension appeal process