The term “Academic Warning,” is a status given to students who do not meet minimum academic requirements in any given term. Understandably, it sends a message of expectation for meeting academic standards of the university, and results in a need for students to respond by meeting the challenge in a positive way, working within the university’s support services, communicating and connecting with faculty and administrators, and being aware of policies and strategies by talking with academic advisors and staff in the Office of the Registrar. The possibility of not being eligible to continue as a student at Ball State is at the crux of being in academic warning status, but the intent of issuing “academic warning” is to alert the student and give the opportunity to remain, grow or overcome, and be successful in the future.
Grade Point for Academic Warning status:
A student will be in academic warning status when the accumulative grade point average (GPA) is below a 2.000. Failure to reach the minimum academic standards (see the Undergraduate Catalog for specifics) in the following semester may result in Academic Separation from the University. You will be informed of your academic separation status by the Registrar's Office. If you have been informed by the Registrar that you have been placed on academic warning status, you should immediately schedule an appointment to meet with your Academic Advisor to discuss plans for improvement.
Minimum Grade Requirements when on Academic Warning
A student with less than 30 earned credits is required to earn a 2.000 term grade point for the term (2.100 for students with more than 30 credit hours) in which the student was placed on academic warning status, and each following term until the cumulative grade point reaches 2.000 or above. If you are placed on academic warning, you may be required or strongly encouraged to take only 12 credits, repeat courses, plan to meet with your academic advisor (learn more about the University College Success Scholars Program), use Learning Center tutoring or success strategies instruction, meet with a student success coach, or carry out other steps to help in a plan for retention.
Students who fail to meet the minimum academic requirements when on academic warning are subject to Academic Separation. This means the student is no longer eligible to take classes at Ball State unless reinstated by the university through the Office of the Registrar. You have the right to appeal your academic separation. For details on the appeal process, being reinstated, or questions about academic separation, contact the Office of Registration and Academic Progress (LU B43, 765-285-1722).