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 reenroll 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. 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.