Academic Probation and Suspension

Each student is responsible for becoming aware of, and meeting, the standard established for academic performance at Keene State College. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 is required to be in good academic standing. Failure to achieve the specified, minimum scholarship standard will result in academic probation or possible academic suspension.

Academic Probation. Any matriculated student who has a cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 1.00 and less than 2.00 will be placed on academic probation for the ensuing semester. A student who fails to improve his or her cumulative GPA to a minimum of 2.00 at the conclusion of the first semester of probation will be continued one additional semester of probation. A student who fails to achieve the required cumulative GPA of 2.00 at the conclusion of the second successive semester on probation will be suspended. With the exception of an error by the College in assessing or recording academic performance, a student may not appeal for reinstatement.

Academic Suspension. A minimum grade point average of 1.00 is required of new students (freshmen, transfer) following their first semester and readmit students following their first semester of readmittance. Failure to meet this requirement will result in automatic suspension. With the exception of an error by the College in assessing or recording academic performance, a student may not appeal for reinstatement.

A student who fails to achieve the required cumulative GPA of 2.00 at the conclusion of the second successive semester on probation will be suspended. With the exception of an error by the College in assessing or recording academic performance, a student may not appeal for reinstatement.

Academic suspension from Keene State College results in the loss of matriculated status for a minimum of one fall or spring semester immediately following the notice of suspension. Suspension excludes students from all nonacademic activities at Keene State College. However, academically-suspended students may enroll for a maximum of 8 credits during a fall or spring semester or during the summer school program (session 1 and 2 combined) through the Division of Continuing Education at Keene State College.

If completion of these courses causes the student’s cumulative grade point average to meet or exceed the appropriate minimum scholarship standard, then the student may apply for readmission to the College for the semester following the mandatory semester of separation.

The criteria for readmission are specified in the Readmission Requirements policy statement in the Undergraduate Admission section of this catalog.

Grade Appeal Process. If a student believes that he or she has not been graded according to criteria contained in the course syllabus, or has been graded unfairly or inaccurately, the student should pursue the Grade Appeals process defined elsewhere in the Academic Policies section of this catalog. The student should inform the Office of the Registrar in writing that a grade appeal is in process, including the specific course(s) and grade(s) in question.

In cases where an error has been made by the College in assessing or recording academic performance (e.g., incorrect grade, calculation of GPA), the appropriate adjustments will be made to the student’s official academic record. If warranted, a student’s academic standing will be corrected and the academically suspended student will be reinstated.