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:
- One-on-one monthly meetings or more often if needed.
- Utilizing a variety of assessments to help evaluate what specific support a student needs in order to overcome any obstacles that may be preventing academic success.
- Grade Check Forms offered for accountability and as a means of starting conversations with faculty.
- Our office is always an available place to study, complete homework, and asks questions.
Responsibilities of Academic Probation Students
APU students must maintain a minimum of a 2.0 GPA to graduate.
Current Students on Academic Probation
All students are required to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), which is determined by the Department of Education. These requirements are consistent with Azusa Pacific University’s graduation requirements and demonstrate academic progress toward degree completion. The following requirements are evaluated at the end of each semester (fall and spring):
- GPA: Cumulative GPA of at least 2.0
- Units Passed (Pace): Passing grade in at least 67 percent of units enrolled (includes Fs, Ws, Incompletes, and repeated courses
Academic Advising in the Academic Success Center offers individualized academic planning for students who are not meeting the minimum SAP requirements. All students are evaluated at the end of each term and notified of their standing. A student’s academic performance directly impacts financial aid eligibility (see also the financial aid SAP policy requirements in the university catalog). The academic success coaches in Academic Advising partner with the financial aid office to ensure that our efforts are in alignment and equitable for all students.
Dismissal occurs when a student does not meet the individualized academic plan requirements. One dismissal petition is allowed per student while attempting to complete a degree at Azusa Pacific. The Petition Review Committee decides if completion of a degree can be accomplished. The petition committee’s decision is separate from financial aid eligibility. If a petition is accepted by this committee, a student may still be ineligible for financial aid, therefore eligible to attend and responsible for full cost of attendance.