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Academic Probation Students

College is an academic journey of ups and downs. For some students, a GPA is not always consistent with academic capability. Because of this, academic probation serves as a support system to move students forward on the journey toward graduation.

Our academic success coaches offer support through:

Responsibilities of Academic Probation Students

APU students must maintain a minimum of a 2.0 GPA to graduate.

Admitted Students on Academic Probation

If necessary, incoming students may be placed on academic probation by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Students should check with their admissions counselor if they think their academic status is in error.

Students who are admitted on academic probation will have two semesters to achieve good academic standing.

Current Students on Academic Probation

Current students are placed on academic probation for either of the following two reasons:

Students on academic probation:

A student’s academic status is determined once grades are posted at the end of each fall and spring semester. Academic probation does not prevent anyone from registering, but a probation student can only enroll for up to 14 units.

If a student is on academic probation:

We notify students if their status changed to “on academic probation” or “off academic probation.”

Students who are academically dismissed for the first time have the option to petition the dismissal.

Information about the petition process is sent with the dismissal letter. If a student has the opportunity to petition, and that petition is approved, then he/she may continue at APU as a current student on academic probation.

If a student is dismissed for a second time or a petition is denied, that student:

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