Scholastic Probation

Scholastic Probation

A student shall be placed on probation if the student’s semester or graduation index at the end of any regular semester is less than that required for a student with a classification as shown in Table A below.

A student on probation shall be removed from that status at the end of the first subsequent semester in which the student achieves semester and graduate indexes equal to or greater than those required for a student with a classification as shown in Table A below.

Any grade change due to reporting error will result in a recalculation of the index and determination of probation status.

Index Levels for Probation

Semester Index

Semester 0 and 1 1.5 GPA
Semester 2 1.5 GPA
Semester 3 1.6 GPA
Semester 4 1.6 GPA
Semester 5 1.7 GPA
Semester 6 1.7 GPA
Semester 7 1.7 GPA
Semester 8 and up 1.7 GPA

Graduation Index
Semester 0 and 1 1.5 GPA
Semester 2 1.6 GPA
Semester 3 1.7 GPA
Semester 4 1.8 GPA
Semester 5 1.9 GPA
Semesters 6 and up 2.0 GPA

Dropping of Students for Scholastic Deficiency

A student on scholastic probation shall be dropped from the University if at the close of any semester in which the student’s graduation index is less than that required in Table B or if the student receives six credit hours or more of failing F, WF) grades for the semester. This rule shall not apply for the semester in which the student completes all requirements for a degree. A student dropped by this rule and later duly readmitted as a regular student shall be readmitted on probation.

Index Levels for Dropping

Graduation Index
Semester 0 and 1 1.3 GPA
Semester 2 1.4 GPA
Semester 3 1.5 GPA
Semester 4 1.6 GPA
Semester 5 1.7 GPA
Semester 6 1.8 GPA
Semester 7 1.9 GPA
Semester 8 and up 2.0 GPA

Applications for readmission to the University from students who have been dropped for academic reasons must be accompanied by a check or money order, not cash, for $100 made payable to Purdue University. Processing of the application will not begin until the fee is paid. Applications may be obtained from the Registrar’s Office.