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Academic Standing

Academic Standing

Kettering University has four levels of academic standing: good standing, academic warning, academic probation, and academic review. The four levels are discussed in detail below.

Good Standing

To be in good academic standing, a student must maintain a term and cumulative GPA (grade point average) of at least 2.0.

Academic Warning

A student who fails to meet the criterion for good standing is placed on academic warning.

  • If at the end of the warning term both GPAs (term and cumulative) are at least 2.0, the student returns to good standing.
  • If at the end of the warning term either the term or the cumulative GPA falls below 2.0, the student is held on academic warning for one more term.
  • If at the end of the warning term both GPAs (term and cumulative) are below 2.0, the student is placed on academic probation. A student who has been on warning for two terms and has not returned to good standing will also be placed on academic probation.

Academic Probation

A student is placed on academic probation after two consecutive terms in which he or she fails to earn both a term and cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.

  • If at the end of the probation term both GPAs (term and cumulative) are at least 2.0, the student returns to good standing.
  • If at the end of the probation term, either the term or the cumulative GPA falls below 2.0, the student is held on academic probation for one more term.
  • If at the end of the probation term both GPAs (term and cumulative) are below 2.0, the student’s case is reviewed by the Academic Review Committee (ARC) for potential dismissal. A student who has been held on probation for two terms and has not returned to good standing will also be reviewed by ARC.

A student on academic probation is required to develop and implement strategies for academic success with the assistance of a success coach. Appointments for success coaching may be arranged by visiting the Academic Success Center (3-322, Academic Building), emailing academicsuccess@kettering.edu, or calling (810) 762-9775. Students on probation cannot register for consecutive academic terms.

Academic Review

Students on probation that fail to show significant academic improvement are referred to the Academic Review Committee, a subcommittee of the Kettering University’s Faculty Senate. Students referred for academic review have two options - withdrawing from the university or appealing to the Academic Review Committee.

Withdrawal

Students who choose to withdraw must submit a completed Undergraduate Withdrawal from University Form to the Academic Success Center no later than the end of week five of the term.

Appeal

Students who choose to appeal to the Academic Review Committee, must submit an appeal letter along with any relevant supporting documents to the Academic Success Center no later than the end of week five of the term. Guidelines for submitting an appeal can be found on the ASC’s website. The decision of that committee is final, and no further appeal process is available.

Readmission

Whether the students withdraw or are dismissed from the university, they may be readmitted to Kettering under specific conditions. Students granted readmission will be admitted on a probation status and will be required to meet with an adviser to design an academic improvement plan (AIP). Students are expected to meet all the requirements of the AIP. Students cannot register for consecutive academic terms immediately following the readmission. If students lose good academic standing after readmission, they will proceed directly to the academic review process. Students are allowed only one readmission following an academic review.

Readmission after withdrawal

Students that decide to return to Kettering after a voluntary academic review withdrawal can do so after three consecutive terms (nine months) and with the signed approval of the Academic Success Center. Students requesting readmission after a withdrawal must submit a letter to the Academic Success Center no later than the end of week five of the term prior to being readmitted.

Readmission after dismissal

Students who are dismissed by the Academic Review Committee must petition for readmission directly to the committee no later than the end of week five of the term prior to being readmitted. All students can apply for readmission after a minimum of three terms (nine months) following the term of academic dismissal and only if all of the following conditions are met:

  • During the period of dismissal the student attended another institution of higher education as a full-time, non-degree- seeking student, completing a minimum of twelve credit hours per term/semester.
  • The student earned a 3.0 term/semester GPA from the college of attendance.
  • Courses taken were representative of courses taken within the student’s chosen degree program at Kettering University.

To request readmission after a dismissal, students must submit a letter along with the official transcript from the institution in which the courses were taken to the Academic Review Committee (c/o Academic Success Center).

Juniors and seniors can apply for provisional readmission after a minimum of two terms (six months) following the term of academic dismissal. To request provisional readmission, students must meet with an advisor in the Academic Success Center. In order for students to be fully readmitted, students must achieve a term GPA ≥ 3.0 during the provisional term with no individual course grade below a C. All withdrawals and incompletes during the provisional term must be pre-approved by the Academic Success Center.

Academic Support

The Academic Success Center provides a wide range of academic support to Kettering University students. Peer tutors assist students with subject knowledge in undergraduate math and science courses. Writing consultants help students with writing assignments in any classes. Professional advisors offer advising and coaching services. Appointments are preferred but not necessary. Tutoring schedules are available online and in the Academic Success Center (3-322 AB). For more information, call (810) 762-9775.

Key Contacts

  • Main Office
    (810) 762-7476
  • Grades
    (810) 762-9587
  • Graduation
    (810) 762-7852 (Master)
    (810) 762-9587 (Bachelor)
  • Guest & AP Credits
    (810) 762-9912
  • Registration
    (810) 762-7476
  • Transfer Students
    (810) 762-9912
  • Transcripts
    (810) 762-7476
  • Veterans and GI Bill
    (810) 762-9583