Students who do not complete 12 credit hours in one term or do not earn a term or cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 may be placed on probation. The university has two levels of probation. Students can be kept at the same level for several terms if they make cleear improvements but do not fully reach good standing.
Probation Level 1
On level 1 probation, students are offered support services and probationary advising. Students can choose whether they want to accept assistance. If at the end of the term, the students meet criteria for good standing, their probation status is removed. If they meet good standing criteria in everything except the overal GPA, they remain on level 1 probation for another term. Otherwise, they are moved to level 2 probation.
Probation Level 2
On level 2 probation, students are required to meet with an advisor and utilize the available resources. If at the end of the term, the students meet criteria for good standing, their probation status is removed. If they meet good standing criteria in everything except the overal GPA, they remain on level 2 probation for another term. Otherwise, their case is presented to the Academic Review Committee for a dismissal review.
Students that have not been able to make sufficient academic progress for two consecutive terms are considered for dismissal by the Academic Review Committee (ARC). ARC is comprised of faculty and staff, and it meets during the 7th week of each term. Students are typically reviewed for dismissal during their co-op rotation. The decision of the committee becomes effective as of the beginning of the following term.
Students that are considered for dismissal have two options:
All documentation related to the ARC review should be submitted by email or US mail to the attention of the Academic Success Center.
If students are dismissed from Kettering, they may be readmitted if they meet specific requirements. In general, student are eligible for readmission after nine (9) months. Upper-class students may apply for conditional readmission directly through their degree department after six (6) months. See provisional agreement for conditional readmission.