Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

Students are expected to maintain good academic standing throughout the entire period of enrollment at their university.  Typically, this means maintaining a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.00 or higher for each enrolled academic semester.  This also means that the student must earn a 2.00 semester Grade Point Average or higher for each semester enrolled in order to maintain the minimum CGPA to stay in good standing. However, each university has its own specific definition of what good academic standing means relative to their grading system. Thus, it is the student’s responsibility to refer to and follow the university’s policies regarding exact CGPA.

Academic Warning
  • An academic warning letter from the Cultural Division will be sent to students whose Semester GPA drops below 2.00. The letter serves as a warning to avoid against having a second term with a semester GPA below 2.00 that can cause the CGPA to drop below 2.00 and result in loss of the student’s scholarship.
  • The university may also have a policy of placing such students under probation for the following semester with the condition that they must earn a semester GPA above 2.00. As separate warning letter will/might be sent by the university.
  • The academic warning is not a punishment, but rather a warning that the student’s good academic standing is at risk and so is his/her scholarship.
  • Students should NOT IGNORE academic warnings. Students must regard academic warnings from their University Academic Department and the Cultural Division as equally important and take action if they receive either or both warnings.
Consequences of CGPA < 2.00
  1. Academic Probation, Suspension, and/or Dismissal
    Generally, having a CGPA below 2.00 once will normally cause the student to be placed under Academic Probation for the following semester, or worse, Academic Suspension, where the student is not allowed to take any classes. Having a CGPA below 2.00 for twice, normally leads to dismissal from the university. University policies may vary. Students must consult the university policies on specifics. 
  2. Permanent Record on Transcript
    Any probation, suspension, or dismissal will be permanently recorded on the student’s official transcript. This can negatively impact any future decisions that require the review of the transcript, such as admission into another university, job applications, and scholarship applications.
  3. Delayed Graduation
    Most majors require a minimum CGPA for entry into the program. Failure to earn the required CGPA for entry into the major will slow the progress toward a obtaining the degree. It will also limit the choices of majors that the student can switch to due to similar restrictions imposed by other programs.
  4. Loss of Scholarship
    Students who face probation, suspension, and/or dismissal risk losing their scholarship due to poor performance.
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