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Academic Standing Levels and Actions

Good Academic Standing
Students who earn at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA and are not on academic warning are in good academic standing.

First Semester Warning
Students who earn less than a 2.0 cumulative GPA at the end of their first semester are placed on first semester warning.   Students on first semester warning who earn less than a 2.0 cumulative GPA in their second semester, but at least a 2.0 second semester GPA will be placed on probation. Students on first semester warning who earn less than a 2.0 cumulative GPA in their second semester AND less than a 2.0 second semester GPA will be placed on suspension.

Warning
Continuing students in good academic standing who earn less than a 2.0 semester GPA for two or more consecutive semesters are placed on warning.

Probation
Students on first semester warning who earn less than a 2.0 cumulative GPA in their second semester, but at least a 2.0 second semester GPA are placed on probation. Students on probation who earn less than a 2.0 cumulative GPA in the following semester will be suspended.

Continuing students in good academic standing who earn less than a 2.0 cumulative GPA are placed on probation.

Suspension
Students on first semester warning who earn less than a 2.0 cumulative GPA in their second semester AND less than a 2.0 second semester GPA are placed on suspension.

Students who earn a 1.0-1.99 second semester GPA may petition for immediate reinstatement. Students who earn less than a 1.0 second semester GPA are not eligible to petition for immediate reinstatement.

Students on probation who earn less than a 2.0 cumulative GPA are suspended. Students who earn at least a 2.0 semester GPA may petition for immediate reinstatement. Students who earn less than a 2.0 semester GPA are not eligible to petition for immediate reinstatement.

Suspended students are not eligible to enroll in subsequent semesters at Stony Brook until they successfully petition for conditional reinstatement.

Conditional Reinstatement
Students who have been suspended and successfully petition for reinstatement are placed on conditional reinstatement. Reinstated students are required to sign a contract agreeing to conditions for reinstatement, including regular meetings with an academic advisor as well as expectations regarding minimum grade point average and credit completion. Contract details are determined on an individual basis, but most students are required to earn at least a 2.5 semester GPA and 12 credits.

Dismissal
Academic records for students on conditional reinstatement are reviewed at the end of each fall and spring semester. Students who fail to meet the conditions for reinstatement are dismissed from the University.

Flow Chart for First Semester Warning

academic standing flowchart

Grade Point Average and Credits Earned

Academic Standing Notation

Action Recommended or Required

2.0 or higher cumulative GPA and not on warning

Good Academic Standing

None

New students:
<2.0 first semester GPA

First Semester Warning

Advising required

Continuing students in good academic standing:
<2.0 semester GPA for two or more consecutive semesters

Warning

Advising required

Students on first semester warning:
<2.0 cumulative GPA, but >2.0 second semester GPA

Continuing students in good academic standing:
<2.0 cumulative GPA

Probation

Advising required

Students on first semester warning:
<2.0 cumulative GPA, but 1.0-1.99 second semester GPA -> suspended but eligible to petition for immediate reinstatement

<2.0 cumulative GPA and <1.0 second semester GPA -> suspended and NOT eligible to petition for immediate reinstatement

Students on probation:
<2.0 cumulative GPA, but >2.0 semester GPA -> suspended but eligible to petition for immediate reinstatement

<2.0 cumulative GPA and <2.0 semester GPA -> suspended and NOT eligible to petition for immediate reinstatement

Suspension

Advising/
Petition required

Students who were suspended and successfully petitioned for conditional reinstatement
>2.5 semester GPA required while on conditional reinstatement; once 2.0 cumulative GPA is achieved, student returns to good academic standing

Conditional Reinstatement

Contract required

Not meeting conditions of conditional reinstatement contract

Dismissal