Academic Standing

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It is important to check your academic standing at the end of each semester. The status of your academic standing may have implications that extend beyond your academics to potentially impact your financial aid. It is important to remember that financial aid satisfactory academic progress and academic satisfactory academic progress are two separate considerations and have two separate appeals processes.  For more information on the financial aid satisfactory academic progress (SAP) determination, elements, and appeals process, please visit the Student Financial Aid website.

A student whose cumulative BGSU grade point average is at least 2.0 is considered to be in good academic standing at the University. If a student's cumulative GPA falls below the 2.00 GPA requirement for good academic standing, the student will be placed on either academic warning, probation, suspension, or dismissal. The following chart describes the conditions for warning, suspension, and dismissal GPA range. 

How do I check my Academic Standing?

Academic standing is posted when your final grades are posted for the end of each semester. (Fall, Spring, Summer) To check your academic standing, log-in to your MyBGSU and open Student Center. When in your Student Center, select Grades from the drop down. On the next page, make sure that you have selected the correct term for which you want to view your Academic Standing. After you have selected the correct term, your academic standing will be listed at the bottom. For a full tutorial, watch the video below or read the video script.

How do I Appeal My Academic Standing?

Appeals for Academic Standing are handled differently depending on the academic college to which your major belongs. To find your academic college, log-in to MyBGSU, select Student Center, and then select My Academics. 

The appeal process for each academic college is outlined below.

Suspension/Dismissal

  • If you are part of the College of Arts & Sciences, and have been placed on academic suspension or dismissal, you will receive an email to your BGSU email account that outlines the steps you will need to take to submit an appeal. These steps include the deadline to appeal and the contact information for the College Dean. 
  • If you miss the deadline to appeal, you can still pursue an appeal up to the beginning of the semester; however, your classes will be dropped. 

Probation/Warning

  • If you have been placed on probation or warning, you will receive a notification letter attached to your grades via your BGSU email account. 

Please be sure to read all correspondence regarding your academic standing carefully to ensure that you do not miss any deadlines for appeals. 

Visit the College of Arts and Sciences advising website for contact information 

Suspension/Dismissal

  • If you are part of the College of Business, and have been placed on academic suspension or dismissal, you must contact the Office of the College Dean to begin the appeal process. Visit the College of Business website for contact information.
  • If you miss the deadline to appeal, you can still pursue an appeal up to the beginning of the semester; however, your classes will be dropped. 

Please be sure to read all correspondence regarding your academic standing carefully to ensure that you do not miss any deadlines for appeals. 

Suspension/Dismissal

  • If you are part of Deciding Student Programs, and have been placed on academic suspension or dismissal, you will receive a letter from your advisor to your BGSU email that outlines the appeal process.
  • If you miss the deadline to appeal, you can still pursue an appeal up to the beginning of the semester; however, your classes will be dropped. 

Please be sure to read all correspondence regarding your academic standing carefully to ensure that you do not miss any deadlines for appeals. 

Visit the Deciding Student Programs advising website for contact information

Probation/Warning/Suspension/Dismissal

  • If you are part of the College of Education & Human Development, and have been placed on academic warning, probation, suspension or dismissal, you will receive a letter from the college to your BGSU email that outlines the appeal process. 
  • Students who miss the deadline may continue to pursue the appeal process; however, their schedule of classes will be dropped. 

Please be sure to read all correspondence regarding your academic standing carefully to ensure that you do not miss any deadlines for appeals. 

Visit the Education and Human Development advising website for contact information 

Suspension/Dismissal

  • If you are part of the College of Health & Human Services, and have been placed on academic suspension or dismissal, you will receive a phone call and email from a college representative explaining the appeal process. 
  • Students who miss the deadline may continue to pursue the appeal process; however, their schedule of classes will be dropped. 

Please be sure to read all correspondence regarding your academic standing carefully to ensure that you do not miss any deadlines for appeals. 

Visit the Health and Human Services advising website for contact information

Suspension/Dismissal

  • If you are part of the College of Musical Arts, and have been placed on academic suspension or dismissal, you will receive an email from a college representative explaining the appeal process. 
  • Students who miss the deadline may continue to pursue the appeal process; however, their schedule of classes will be dropped. 

Please be sure to read all correspondence regarding your academic standing carefully to ensure that you do not miss any deadlines for appeals. 

Visit the College of Musical Arts advising website for contact information 

Suspension/Dismissal

  • If you are part of the College of Technology, Architecture,  Applied Engineering, and have been placed on academic suspension or dismissal, you will receive an email and text message from a college representative explaining the appeal process. 
  • Students who miss the deadline may continue to pursue the appeal process; however, their schedule of classes will be dropped. 

Please be sure to read all correspondence regarding your academic standing carefully to ensure that you do not miss any deadlines for appeals. 

Visit the College of Technoloygy, Architecture, and Applied Engineering advising website for contact information. 

Suspension/Dismissal

  • If you are part of the University Programs for Academic Success, and have been placed on academic suspension or dismissal, you will receive an email from a college representative explaining the appeal process. 
  • Students who miss the deadline may continue to pursue the appeal process; however, their schedule of classes will be dropped.

Please be sure to read all correspondence regarding your academic standing carefully to ensure that you do not miss any deadlines for appeals. 

Visit the University Programs for Academic Success website for contact information. 

Academic Warning

If a student's cumulative BGSU GPA is in the warning range, the student is placed on academic warning and is encouraged to limit enrollment to no more than 12 hours in a given semester until the student is in good academic standing. Students on academic warning are expected to seek appropriate advice and services from their college office or another academic support area. Students on academic warning are expected to increase attention to academic activities and decrease hours committed to non-academic activities.

Academic Suspension

A student who has been suspended may NOT enroll at the University for a period of two consecutive semesters, including summer semester. Students suspended following the fall semester may not return to the University in the subsequent spring or summer semesters. Students suspended following the spring semester may not return in the subsequent summer or fall semesters. Students suspended following the summer semester may not return for the subsequent fall or spring semesters. The student may file a written appeal to the dean of the student's college and, if successful, be allowed to attend classes during the next semester.

A student who is suspended may continue enrollment if the student meets one of the following conditions:

  • if, during the previous semester, the student earned a semester GPA of at least 2.0; or
  • if permitted as the result of a successful written appeal to the dean of the student's college.

Academic Dismissal

If a student's cumulative BGSU GPA is in the probation/suspension/dismissal range, the student will be dismissed from the University:

  • who has attempted 12 or more hours of letter-graded credit at BGSU; and
  • who has been placed on suspension in any previous semester.

A student who has been academically dismissed may NOT enroll at the University for a period of three calendar years. The student may file a written appeal to the dean of the student's college and, if successful, be allowed to attend classes during the next semester. The student may appeal once during the dismissal period.

A student who is dismissed may continue enrollment if the student meets one of the following conditions:

  • if, during the previous semester, the student earned a semester GPA of at least 2.0; or
  • if permitted as the result of a successful written appeal to the dean of the student's college.