Academic Progress Policy - Undergraduate
Students entering Florida A&M University prior to Fall 2014 semester are subject to the Levels of Academic Standing policy in effect at the time of their matriculation (see applicable catalog for prior academic standing policy). This policy is effective for fall 2014 Semester and later cohort of students.
Good Academic Standing occurs when a student’s cumulative grade point average (GPA) is 2.0 or above.
Academic Warning occurs when a new student’s cumulative GPA is below 2.0 at the end of the student’s first term at FAMU. Students on Academic Warning will have a hold placed on their registration until they have met with an advisor and devised an academic plan of study to return to Good Academic Standing at the end of their next enrolled term.
Academic Probation occurs when a continuing (i.e., not first term at FAMU) student’s cumulative GPA falls below 2.0. Students on Academic Probation may not register for more than 15 semester hours. A hold is placed on their registration until they have met with an advisor and devised an academic plan of study to return to Good Academic Standing at the end of their next enrolled term.
Academic Suspension occurs when a student on Academic Probation cumulative GPA is still below 2.0 after the student’s next enrolled term. Students on Academic Suspension cannot re-enroll at the university for at least two (2) consecutive terms. They must file a petition for readmission prior to the beginning of any term in which they are eligible to return. All readmission petitions are forwarded to the University Admissions Committee for review. This committee will recommend approval or disapproval of each petition to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The decision of the Provost will be final. Students readmitted from Academic Suspension are placed back on Academic Probation. Students will be placed on Academic Dismissal instead of receiving a second Academic Suspension.
Students on Academic Dismissal are not allowed to re-enroll at FAMU unless they have been reinstated.
Reinstatement after Academic Dismissal
An undergraduate student who has been academically dismissed from the university may petition to be reinstated after earning an Associate of Arts degree from a community college (Florida College System institutions). This option is not available for students who have already earned an Associate of Arts degree prior to being dismissed. As part of the reinstatement, students may request that their cumulative GPA be renewed after reentry. The new cumulative GPA will begin immediately upon enrollment after being reinstated. All previous grades will remain on students' transcripts; however, they will not be calculated into students' cumulative GPA. For honor's purposes, all grades, including grades earned prior to the academic dismissal, will be considered.
After returning to Florida A&M University, a student must remain in Good Academic Standing by maintaining a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. Student petitions for reinstatement will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Admissions Committee. All decisions of the Admissions Committee are final. If a reinstated student’s cumulative GPA falls below 2.0, the student will be academically dismissed and is not eligible to return. (BOT 4.012)
Procedure for Petitioning for Readmission
A student on Academic Suspension cannot re-enroll at the university for at least two (2) consecutive terms. The student must file a petition for readmission prior to the beginning of any term in which the student is eligible to return. All complete readmission petitions are forwarded to the University Admissions Committee for review.
The student’s readmission petition file must contain:
1. Application/Petition for Readmissions
2. A letter of petition for readmission from the student
3. Letters of recommendation for readmission from:
a. The student’s academic advisor
b. The student’s department head
c. The student’s dean
d. An academic plan from the student's advisor
e. Any other letter(s) of support the student wishes to submit (optional).
Please note: If any of the persons above function in a dual role, separate letters are not required
The student must submit these individual letters with all other documents to complete their readmission petition file to the Office of Admissions, Room G-9, Foote-Hilyer Administration Center, Florida A&M University.
The student’s readmission petition file will be forwarded to the university Admissions Committee for review. The committee will determine if it is mathematically possible for the student to earn 2.00 at the end of the next enrolled term to inform part of its decision. The committee will approve or disapprove the petition based on all available information. The decision made on the student’s readmission will be final.
If the student is readmitted, the student will re-enter the major he/she was in when last enrolled or use the procedure under "Change of Major" to enter a different major. In the event that the major a readmitted student was in when last enrolled is now either dormant or terminated, the student will not be readmitted into the last major, but will need to seek acceptance into a currently offered major. Students readmitted from Academic Suspension are placed back on Academic Probation.
Graduate students are required to maintain a grade point average of 3.00 “B” or better. Failure to maintain the required “B” average could result in termination of a graduate student’s status. Monitoring of academic progress of graduate students occurs in the academic department.