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The Academic Jeopardy Process

 The Academic Jeopardy Process

Definition of Academic Status

At the conclusion of each semester (fall and spring), students who earn a cumulative GPA lower than a 2.0 will receive a letter from the Registrar's Office indicating one of the following four academic statuses according to University Policy:  

  • Notification: Students earning a cumulative GPA lower than 2.0 at the completion of their first semester.
  • Academic Warning: Students earning a cumulative GPA lower than a 2.0 at the completion of their second or any subsequent. Part-time students will be evaluated every twelve (12) credits beginning with the completion of twenty-four (24) credits and will receive an Academic Warning whenever this evaluation shows their cumulative GPA to have fallen below 2.0. A student is allowed only one semester of Academic Warning.  Please refer to the University Policy - Academic Warning/Probation Requirements for a complete description and specific requirements for students on Academic Warning.
  • Academic Probation: Students earning a cumulative GPA lower than a 2.0 after receiving an Academic Warning in any semester will be placed on Academic Probation. A part-time student who has received an Academic Warning must bring his/her cumulative GPA up to 2.0 or higher within twelve (12) semester credits attempted, or will be placed on Academic Probation.  Please refer to the University Policy - Academic Warning/Probation Requirements for a complete description and specific requirements for students on Academic Probation.
  • Disqualified: A student is disqualified from the university, if at the end of a probationary semester, a 2.0 cumulative GPA has not been earned. Under policy of the university, disqualification is effective immediately before the beginning of the next regular semester. If a student under Academic Probation earns the GPA required for good standing, but then again falls below the 2.0 GPA, the student will automatically be disqualified.

Any student, regardless of status, is eligible to take summer courses at KU. Remember, when attempting to improve your GPA by repeating a course; you MUST repeat the course at KU.

If you are disqualified and feel that you have significant academic progress, or there were extenuating circumstances which caused you to earn a low cumulative GPA, you may want to petition the Undergraduate Exceptions Committee for an additional semester of Academic Probation.

All students who are receiving Financial Aid must satisfy academic progress requirements. Click here to review information on Academic Progress Requirements for Financial Aid. Contact the Financial Aid Office with questions.