Academic Probation, Suspension, and Withdrawal

All students of the University are required to meet certain academic standards. Regulations regarding academic probation, suspension, and withdrawal are designed to provide close supervision of the program of study and progress of students. Failure to meet standards will place students on academic probation or suspension. The minimum satisfactory standard of achievement is a grade point average of 2.00.

Each student's transcript will be evaluated at the end of the fall and spring semesters. Because all students are expected to maintain an overall grade point average of at least 2.00, which is a requirement for graduation, any student whose cumulative grade point average is less than 2.00 will be placed in one of the following categories:

1. Academic Probation
Students whose overall grade point average is less than the appropriate level indicated below are placed on academic probation.

semester hours attempted

required Grade point average

0-29.5

1.60

30-59.5

1.80

60 or more

2.00

Academic probation will be imposed only after the student has attempted a minimum of 12 semester hours. While on academic probation, the student, with the approval of the Registrar, may only be allowed to register in as few as 6 hours but no more than 13 hours.

  • Academics in Motion: The academic progress of students who are admitted through the AIM program will be evaluated after each semester of enrollment until they have completed 16 hours at DBU. All AIM students who fall below a 1.6 grade point average after attempting 12 hours will be placed on Academic Probation with additional requirements from the Registrar. A student who has been placed on Academic Probation will need to meet the required grade point average to avoid academic suspension.

2. Academic Suspension
Any student on academic probation whose cumulative grade point average falls below the appropriate level indicated below will be placed on academic suspension and removed from the University for the following long semester (fall/spring):

semester hours attempted

required grade point average

0-29.5

1.40

30-59.5

1.60

60 or more

1.80

NOTE: A student notified of academic suspension who has earned a grade point average of 2.50 or better in his/her last 12 semester hours of work attempted may apply in writing to the Registrar for an extension of probation in lieu of suspension.

Suspended students wishing to return to DBU must have their file reviewed by the Registrar and the Admissions Committee for a determination of their eligibility to reenroll. Students should contact the Registrar no later than three weeks prior to registration to have their file reviewed. The Registrar will send a recommendation to the Admissions Committee. In no instance is a student to assume that readmission is automatic after having been placed on suspension for failure to meet minimum academic standards. Reinstated students must meet the minimum grade point average imposed by the Admissions Committee decision by the end of the semester of reinstatement or be subject to a second suspension. Students placed on academic suspension for the second time will not be eligible to reapply and reenroll for 12 months. In no instance is a student to assume that readmission is automatic after having been placed on suspension a second time for failure to meet minimum academic standards. A student placed on academic suspension for a third time will not be readmitted to the University.

3. Administrative Withdrawal
The Provost, and/or the Vice President, or Dean of Students reserve the right to withdraw a student from classes and/or the University for non-disciplinary reasons if such action is deemed in the best interest of the student and/or the University.