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Academic Standing

Students must maintain satisfactory academic standing to remain at Finlandia University. Criteria for satisfactory (good) academic standing for students enrolled in degree-granting programs are as follows:

Level

  Credits
Earned
  Cumulative
GPA
1   0-23   1.60
2   24-47   1.75
3   48-71   2.00
4   72-95   2.00
5   96+   2.00

In addition, all students must attain a cumulative GPA of 2.00 to graduate from a degree-granting program. Academic standing is calculated at the end of each semester. Any student who fails to attain and maintain the required academic standing (see chart) is placed onacademic warning. During the subsequent semester of attendance, the student is limited to 14 credits. The student must also meet the guidelines outlined in a learning contract set up with the Associate Provost of Academic Support. At the end of a semester on academic warning, any student who fails to raise their cumulative GPA to a satisfactory level (see chart) is placed on academic probation. During the following semester of attendance, the student is limited to 14 credits and must meet the guidelines outlined in a learning contract set up with the Associate Provost of Academic Support.

At the end of a semester on academic probation, any student who fails to raise their cumulative GPA to a satisfactory level (see chart) is placed on academic suspension. In extreme or unusual circumstances, a student may appeal the academic suspension. The appeal must be submitted to the University Registrar in writing to be considered for approval by the University Registrar, Associate Provost of Academic Support, Director of Financial Aid, Director of Student Accounts, and Academic Achievement Committee chairperson.

A student who has been academically suspended and desires to return to Finlandia University after an absence of at least one semester must apply through the Office of Admissions and file a formal appeal form. A student should not expect automatic readmission after serving a period of suspension. The University Registrar, in consultation with the Associate Provost of Academic Support, Director of Financial Aid, Director of Student Accounts, and Academic Achievement Committee chairperson, must approve the applications of students applying for readmission to the university.

A student who is readmitted to Finlandia University after serving a period of suspension and fails to raise their GPA to a satisfactory level (see chart), will be academically dismissed and ineligible to return to Finlandia University until the student earns a grade of "C" or better in at least 12 credits of college level courses at another college or university. A student who fails all courses automatically receives academic suspension.