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Academic Standing

The University expects students to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 to remain in good academic standing. For purposes of enrollment certification and participation in athletic and other co-curricular activities, students who are registered at Stony Brook and whose academic standing is good, first semester warning, warning, probation, or conditional reinstatement are considered to be in good standing.

Academic standing is reviewed at the end of each fall and spring semester, and includes cumulative fall, winter, spring, and summer coursework taken at Stony Brook. Students placed on an academic standing level other than good will receive communication from the University at the end of each fall and spring semester. Students also receive an academic advising hold on SOLAR and are unable to make schedule changes until they contact an academic advisor.

Students can review their academic standing at the end of their unofficial transcript available on the SOLAR system. Only remarks of suspension, conditional reinstatement, and dismissal appear on students' official Stony Brook transcripts.

Students on first semester warning, warning, and probation are limited to 16 credits each fall and spring semester. Students on conditional reinstatement may enroll in an approved number of credits each fall and spring semester based upon their conditional reinstatement agreement, typically between 12-15 credits each term.

Students who withdraw from the University and whose cumulative GPA is less than 2.0 are required to wait for at least one fall or spring semester before they are permitted to re-enroll. To learn more about taking a leave of absence, please refer to the "Leave of Absence and Returning to the University" section in this Bulletin.

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