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Regulations for Continuance

Minimum Academic Standards

It is the policy of the University to deny a student eligibility to enroll after it becomes evident that he or she is either unable or unwilling to maintain reasonable standards of achievement.

At the end of each payment period, the Registrar reviews the records of all students who fail to meet the minimum academic standards as set forth in the chart below.

Waynesburg University Credit Hours Attempted/Enrolled

Cumulative GPA (grade point average) Requirement

1 - 18

1.75

19 - 35

1.85

36 - 52

1.93

53 - 69

2.00

70 - 86

2.00

87 - 103

2.00

104 - 120

2.00

121 - 137

2.00

138 - 154

2.00

155 - 186

2.00

Academic Alert

A student will be placed on Academic Alert for one semester if either of the following conditions apply:

  1. A student earns less than a 2.00 semester grade point average, but maintains a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or above.
  2. A student achieves a cumulative grade point average as set forth in the chart above, but below a 2.00.

A student placed on Academic Alert is required to enroll in WBE 107 or 097, Academic Mentoring, as appropriate.

At the end of each payment period, the Academic Standards and Procedures Committee reviews the cases of all students placed on Academic Alert or whose cumulative academic grade point average is below the satisfactory level as established by the faculty. In cases of repeated or gross deficiencies, the Committee may place students on Academic Warning or Academic Suspension.

Academic Warning

A student who fails to meet the minimum academic standards as set forth in the chart above will be placed on Academic Warning for one semester.

A student placed on Academic Warning will be notified in writing of this status by the Registrar’s Office and will be eligible to enroll in classes at Waynesburg University for one subsequent payment period. A student placed on Academic Warning is required to enroll in WBE 107 or 097, Academic Mentoring, as appropriate.

Academic Suspension

A student who is on Academic Warning, and who fails to meet the minimum academic standards as set forth in the chart above for a second consecutive payment period will be placed on Academic Suspension.

A student placed on Academic Suspension will be notified of this status by the Registrar’s Office and will be ineligible to enroll in classes at Waynesburg University for two consecutive terms (Fall, Spring, Summer).

A student who wishes to return to Waynesburg University after Academic Suspension must request reinstatement in writing to the Registrar’s Office. The Registrar will evaluate the records of the student who requests reinstatement at the time of the request. A student returning from Academic Suspension may be reinstated in a probationary status, and the student must attain the conditions set forth as part of that probationary agreement, including but not limited to the minimum academic requirements. The student should also acquaint himself or herself with the options available under the Adjusted Resident Credit Policy.

At the end of one payment period, if a student fails to meet the conditions of his or her probationary agreement, the student may be placed on Indefinite Academic Suspension, and may be ineligible for readmission to Waynesburg University.

A student who has been twice placed on Academic Suspension for failure to meet minimum academic standards is ineligible for readmission to Waynesburg University.

Appeal Process

Only the Academic Standards and Procedures Committee may make exceptions to these regulations.

If extenuating circumstances exist, a student who is placed on Academic Suspension may appeal his or her suspension to the Academic Standards and Procedures Committee. To do so, the student must state in writing the basis of his/her appeal (e.g., death of a relative, injury, illness or other extraordinary circumstances that prevented the student from attending classes and successfully completing the coursework), include documentation that supports the basis of his/her appeal, and explain what has or will change that will enable him/her to meet the minimum academic standards at the next evaluation. This appeal letter must be addressed to the Academic Standards and Procedures Committee c/o Registrar's Office, Waynesburg University, 51 West College Street, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, 15370.

Specific questions regarding the Continuance Regulations and the University’s Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy should be directed to the Registrar's Office at 724-852-7619. Questions regarding financial aid implications or options should be directed to the Financial Aid Office at 724-852-3208.

Refer to the Waynesburg University Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy section for more information.