Academic Standing (Probation)
To be in good academic standing, students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA (grade point average) of 2.0 and successfully complete 12 credit hours within an academic term. Students who do not meet these criteria are placed on academic probation.
Students should reference the Financial Aid section of this catalog regarding Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and how it may affect Financial Aid disbursement.
A student who fails to meet the above criteria after being in good standing is placed on Level I (P1) Probation.
- If the student completes 12 credit hours and maintains a cumulative GPA ≥ 2.0 at the end of the P1 term, the student returns to good standing.
- If the student completes 12 credit hours and earns a term GPA ≥ 2.0 (but a cumulative GPA < 2.0) at the end of the P1 term, the student is held on Probation Level I for the next term.
- If the student fails to complete 12 credit hours at the end of the P1 term, the student is placed on Probation Level II.
A student is placed on Level II (P2) Probation after two consecutive terms in which he or she fails to complete 12 credit hours and to maintain a cumulative GPA > 2.0.
- If the student completes 12 credit hours and maintains a cumulative GPA ≥ 2.0 at the end of the P2 term, the student returns to good standing.
- If the student completes 12 credit hours and earns a term GPA ≥ 2.0 (but a cumulative GPA < 2.0) at the end of the P2 term, the student is held on Probation Level II for the next term.
- If the student fails to complete 12 credit hours at the end of the P2 term, the student meets the criteria for academic dismissal and the case is reviewed by the Academic Review Committee.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling (800) 955-4465 ext. 9775.
Academic dismissal can occur if a student on Level II Probation fails to show significant academic improvement. Upon notification of a review for academic dismissal, the student may choose to withdraw from Kettering University or submit a written appeal to the Academic Review Committee, a subcommittee of the Kettering University Faculty Senate. The decision of that committee is final, and no further appeal process is available.
A completed Undergraduate Withdrawal from University Form must be submitted to the Academic Success Center by the end of the 5th week of the term within which a student is being considered for dismissal. Students that decide to return to Kettering aftera voluntary academic withdrawal can do so only after three consecutive terms (nine months) and with the signed approval of the Academic Success Center. A student that loses good academic standing after an academic return will proceed directly to the academic review process.
Readmission of Academically Dismissed Students - Freshmen and Sophomores
A student who appeals and is dismissed by the Academic Review Committee must petition directly to the Committee for readmission one term prior to the term in which the student seeks readmission. A student may not petition for readmission until the following four conditions are met:
- A minimum of three terms (nine months) elapsed following the term of academic dismissal.
- 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.
Once the above requirements have been met, the student may petition the Academic Review Committee for readmission. To do so, the student must request probationary readmission by submitting a letter and an official transcript from the institution in which the courses were taken to the Academic Review Committee. For further information call (800) 955-4464, ext. 9775.
All students granted readmission will be admitted on a probation level II status and will not be allowed to attend consecutive academic terms immediately following the readmission term. Additionally, these students will be required to meet with an adviser and success coach (these may be one and the same) to design a study plan and create an academic improvement plan (AIP), which will outline the steps each student needs to take to return to good standing. These students are expected to fulfill all of the requirements outlined in the AIP. Readmission after the dismissal by the Academic Review Committee will be permitted one time only.
Provisional Readmission - Juniors and Seniors
Readmission by Provisional Readmission Agreement is available only to students at the junior and senior level. Students may petition for readmission by Provisional Readmission Agreement after a minimum of two terms (six months) following the term of academic dismissal.
A student granted provisional readmission will not be allowed to attend consecutive terms immediately following the readmission term. Readmission under the Provisional Readmission Agreement will be permitted one time only. At the end of the provisional term, the student must meet all of the following requirements in order for readmission to be valid:
- Course Load: The student must meet with his or her academic department to determine how many credits (between 12 and 16) and which courses the student is allowed to take during the provisional term.
- Academic Performance: The student must achieve a term GPA ≥ 3.0 with no individual course grade less than a C for all enrolled courses. Withdrawals, audits, and incompletes are determined on a case-by-case basis.
- Curriculum Advising and Success Coaching: The student is required to meet with an adviser and success coach (these may be one and the same) to design a study plan and create an academic improvement plan (AIP), which will outline the steps the student needs to take to return to good standing. The student is expected to fulfill all of the requirements outlined in the AIP.
- Course/University Expectations: Additional requirements may be put forward by faculty or staff (for example, course attendance), which do not modify academic performance requirements listed above.
Academic Support (peer tutoring and writing assistance)
The Academic Success Center provides various types 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. Appointments are preferred but not necessary. Tutoring schedules are available online (www.kettering.edu/academicsuccesscenter) and in the Academic Success Center (3-322 AB). For more information, call (810) 762-9775.
Questions: Contact the Academic Success Center