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Iowa State University

Iowa State University


Undergraduate Genetics

Academic Warning and Probation

Academic warning

  • Students are on warning status if the semester GPA is less than 2.00. This applies for the following semester.
  • Academic intervention is required during the semester that the warning is in effect. Else, the student will not be able to register for the next term.
  • If the GPA for the warning semester is > 2.00, then the warning is removed for the following term.
  • If the GPA for the warning semester is < 2.00, then the student is put on academic probation for the following term.
  • These rules apply to fall and spring only, summer session is not included.

Academic probation

  • Students are placed on academic probation for the following reasons:

    1. The semester GPA is less than 2.00 for two semesters in a row, or
    2. The semester GPA for any fall or spring term is below 1.00, or
    3. The cumulative GPA is less than 2.00 and the student has attempted 75 or more credits
  • Academic intervention is required during the semester that probation is in effect. Else, the student will not be able to register for the next term.
  • If the GPA for the probation semester is > 2.00, and the cumulative GPA is also > 2.00, then the student is no longer on probation beginning the following term.
  • If the GPA for the probation semester is > 2.00, but the cumulative GPA is < 2.00, then the student is still on probation for the following term but is allowed to continue at ISU.
  • If the GPA for the probation semester is < than 2.00, then student is dismissed from the university. In other words, three semesters in a row with GPA less than 2.00 means the student flunks out of ISU.
  • These rules apply to fall and spring only, summer session is not included.

Academic intervention

  • Students on warning or probation status are required to complete the Academic Intervention Self-Assessment form available in AccessPlus.
  • The student then schedules a meeting with the advisor. This should occur durng the first 10 days of the semester.
  • At this meeting consider the student's overall program and means for better success, possibly including:

    1. Evaluate the current class schedule and make changes if needed. If this is done in the first week of class, then drops will not be counted on the record.
    2. Identify obstacles from the previous semester that negatively impacted your academic success.
    3. Recommend academic success strategies and other resources, including possibly referral to the Academic Success Center.
  • After this meeting the advisor arranges to have the student's hold on registration for the following semester removed. To do this call Lois Girton and ask her to make the change.
  • Further information is available from the Academic Success Center link on the right.
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Drosophila salivary gland chromosome