The Office of Student Affairs monitors academic progress of undergraduate degree-seeking students.

Good Academic Standing:

Good academic standing means that a student has earned a number of quality points double the number of Adams State University semester hours attempted with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better.

Academic Probation:

Students are placed on academic probation if their Adams State University GPA falls below a 2.0 after attempting 12 credit hours. Students may continue their course of study for the following semester. Students remain on probation until they either attain a 2.0 cumulative or have attempted 24 or more credit hours at ASU with a cumulative GPA below 2.0, at which time they will be placed on academic suspension for one semester (excluding summer semester)

Suspension Appeal:

Students can appeal the suspension standing decision for the following reasons:

  • Student's term GPA is above a 2.0 but cumulative GPA falls below a 2.0
  • Significant personal hardship
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress - Student's with a 2.5 or better term GPA that fall under the suspension guidelines will automatically be placed on academic probation status for the following term.

Procedure for Continued Semesters of Non-Academic Progress

Zero Academic Progress: Students that obtain a zero (0.0) term GPA and a zero (0.0) cumulative GPA at the completion of one semester will be placed on academic probation and must meet the following guidelines.

  • Required to repeat all failed classes from previous semester (If one or more classes are not offered the following term, an alternative class should be determined in consultation with the student's advisor.)
  • Must show academic progress (2.0 term GPA) in order to continue enrollment at ASU

Students that obtain a zero (0.0) term GPA and a zero (0.0) cumulative GPA at the completion of two semesters (fall/spring or spring/fall) will be suspended for one academic year (fall, spring and summer or spring, summer, fall). Because the student has no proven record of academic progress, the student is not eligible to appeal. Should the student decide to return to Adams State University after this one year period, the student must reapply for admission. Consideration for readmission will be based on the student's ability to prove academic progress at another institution.

Continued Non-Academic Progress: Students that have previously been placed on academic suspension and have either:

  • appealed their academic suspension status and were approved to come back for the following semester or
  • had the academic suspension appeal denied and were not able to attend the following semester

are suspended for one academic year (fall, spring and summer or spring, summer, fall) if cumulative GPA continues to fall below a 2.0 and/or academic progress was not proven. Because this status is based on academic history, the student is not eligible to appeal. Should the student decide to return to Adams State University after this one-year period, the student must reapply for admission. Consideration for readmission will be based on the student's ability to prove academic progress at another institution.

Procedure for STAY Program Students in Poor Academic Standing

STAY Mathematics Procedure: Because developmental mathematics at ASU is a three-term sequence, students must pass at least three credits of their developmental math sequence during this term limit in order to continue enrollment and will be allowed to enroll the following semester on the condition that they enroll in the next level each semester until all developmental math levels are mastered.

STAY Probation/Suspension Procedure: Students who have not attained college-level readiness in the three areas (or passed at least three credits of math to be on course for readiness in the three-term math sequence) by the end of their second semester or 24 credit hours, whichever is less,

  • will need to develop these skills elsewhere (e.g., through enrollment at other colleges, CCCOnline, online or text-based self-study, or private tutoring) and
  • may re-enroll at ASU only when they can demonstrate college-level ability in all three areas through placement test scores or through 100-level English and math credits transferred in from other institutions.