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Please read all the information below and continue to the next page to develop a plan.


Good Standing

A student must have a cumulative GPA (CGPA) of 2.00 or higher to be considered in Good Standing to declare a major and to graduate from the University.

Academic Warning

Students who do not maintain a 2.00 CGPA move into a status of Academic Warning. While on Academic Warning you will have a hold placed on the registration of subsequent semesters and must meet with an academic adviser to remove this Academic Warning Hold. All notifications concerning the hold will be sent to your campus email address.

Academic Suspension 

Academic Suspension occurs when students in Academic Warning earn less than a 2.00 semester GPA. Academic Suspension prevents enrollment at PSU for two semesters. 

Academic Dismissal

Upon return from suspension, students who fail to achieve at least a 2.00 semester GPA will be fall into Academic Dismissal. After a period of four calendar years, academically dismissed students may seek re-enrollment to the University by requesting Academic Renewal.

Meeting with Your Adviser to Release Your Academic Warning Hold 

Academic Warning is not a punishment or the end of your academic career. The hold is a notification that it is time to seek help in taking an active approach to improve your academics. During the required meeting with your adviser, you may be asked to:

  • Reflect on challenges that led to warning 
  • Discuss campus resources 
  • Plan a balanced schedule 
  • Understand GPA, grades, and policies 
  • Develop a plan for success 
  • Schedule follow-up meeting(s) 

Making the Most of Campus Resources 

On the next page of this plan, you’ll find a brief Self-reflection Assessment and Action Plan worksheet. Please complete the worksheet and bring it to the appointment with your adviser. As you list goals, please make them as specific and achievable as possible. The offices listed below may be helpful as you begin to define your goals:

  • Learning Support:  Penn State Learning, in 220 Boucke, offers workshops and study groups for many subjects: 
  • Managing Finances:
    • The Office of Student Aid is available to help you understand the cost and aid available to finance your education:
    • The Financial Literacy Center is an office whose mission is to provide students with the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively for a lifetime of financial wellbeing:
  • University Librarians:  Subject Librarians are available for all subjects. For assistance with Health Sciences, contact: Christina L. Wissinger - or visit the 4th floor of the Paterno Library. For a complete list of University Librarian Subject Guides, visit: 
  • Health Services:  Managing health and wellness is essential for success. Please visit the University Health Services website to view information on services provided by their office: 
  • Disability Resources:  Student Disability Resources is available to coordinate support services for students with disabilities: