Student Academic Affairs

understanding your academic report

midterm grade alert

FYI:  Midterm grades are provided as an alert to students and are not maintained in the official record. 

Midterm grades give students an opportunity to reflect on their performance and take positive action in response to difficulties.  Please review your midterm grades carefully.  Please review the linked messages if you:

If you earned a midterm grade below a 'C'

  • According to the midterm grade report, you received a midterm grade below a C in at least one course.  The midterm grade report is provided as an alert to students.  Please review your academic performance in any course in which your midterm grade was below average.

  • If you do not understand a midterm grade assignment, talk with your professor to clarify your status in the class.

  • If you are experiencing difficulty in a course, discuss the situation with your professor and make use of university resources to assist you in improving your performance.

  • If, after discussing your academic performance with the professor, you and the professor believe you should consider the option of dropping a course, talk with your academic advisor.  If you are receiving financial aid, you may also wish to speak with a Student Financial Aid counselor to see how dropping a class will affect your financial aid status. Please also check the Registrar's website, where the last date to drop will be published: after this date, you will not be allowed to drop a class for this term.

  • If you are a first-term student, please remember that you will be academically dismissed at the end of your first term if your term GPA is less than 0.85.

FYI:  Midterm grades are provided as an alert to students and are not maintained in the official record. 

 

If you began the semester on Academic Probation

If you began the semester on academic probation, you are at risk for academic dismissal at the end of the term.  You will be academically dismissed if you fail to earn the minimum required term (semester) GPA.  

Academic dismissal of students on academic probation is determined by earned hours:
      0- 31 earned hours - dismissed if term GPA is 1.70 or less;
      32 - 62 earned hours - dismissed if term GPA is less than 2.00;
      63 or more earned hours - dismissed if term GPA is less than 2.20.

Your goal is to improve your academic standing this term; most students who begin a term on academic probation return to good standing at the end of the term.  Hopefully, you have been making good choices, utilizing resources, and responding to difficulties this semester as you work to return to good standing.  If you feel your current performance will not improve your GPA, you should consider dropping a class (or classes) or withdrawing from the term to protect your academic record and avoid an academic dismissal. 

Please work with your academic advisor as you review your performance and work to return to good academic standing.

 

If you are a teaching Major in the college of arts and sciences

Students who intend to complete teacher certification must achieve a minimum grade point average of 2.50

As you work to complete your courses this semester, discuss your academic standing with your academic advisor.  Talk with your advisor about options for improving your grade point average and strategies for maintaining a sufficient grade point average to allow you to meet your academic and professional goals.  If you feel the 2.50 minimum grade point average is unreachable, you should discuss options for changing your major with your academic advisor.  You should utilize the resources in the Education Student Services office as well.

 

If you are a pre-professional Major in the college of arts and sciences

Students who intend to proceed to any kind of professional school must understand the competitive nature of professional school applications.  If your cumulative GPA is below 2.50, you may wish to discuss your options with your academic advisor. 

Specifically, you may wish to speak with your advisor about options for improving your grade point average and strategies for maintaining a sufficient grade point average to allow you to meet your academic and professional goals.  If you feel your current goals are unreachable, you should discuss options for changing your major with your advisor.