The minimum grade point average which must be maintained in order to be classified as an undergraduate student in good standing is 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or a "C" average. Students must have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average in order to graduate. The cumulative grade point average is computed on the basis of earned credit at Northeastern Illinois University only (A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0).
An undergraduate student will be placed on academic probation when his/her cumulative grade point average falls below 2.0 (C). If, in subsequent terms, the student earns grades which restore his/her cumulative average to 2.0 or above, he/she will be returned to good standing. If, in subsequent terms, the student earns at leas a 2.0 average for the term, but does not restore his/her cumulative record to 2.0, he/she will be permitted to continue on academic probation. If, in any subsequent term, the student on probation fails to earn a 2.0 average for the term, he/she will be dropped from the university for poor scholarship.
A student who has been dropped for poor scholarship may appeal to the Academic Standards Committee for reinstatement after one term. If the appeal is granted, the reinstated student will be on probation and will be subject to the standards for a student on probation as detailed in the preceding paragraph. (Should a student be dropped for poor scholarship a second time, he/she will ordinarily be ineligible for readmission to the University).
All petitions to the Academic Standards Committee must be submitted to the Registrar no later than July 15 for the Fall semester, November 15 for the Spring semester, or March 15 for the Summer semester in order to be considered for reinstatement.
The Academic Standards Committee is responsible for all policies governing the probation, dismissal and reinstatement of undergraduate students, and will recommend action to the Provost. Decision of the Provost shall be final in all cases.
Student-at-Large with bachelor's degree and undergraduate Students-at-Large will be dropped for poor scholarship if, upon completion of four courses, they have less than a 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) cumulative grade point average, and have not maintained a term grade point average of 2.0 or better.
A Student-at-Large who has been dropped for poor scholarship may appeal to the Academic Standards Committee for reinstatement after one term.
To remain in good academic standing, graduate students in a Master's Degree program must make satisfactory progress toward their degree. Graduate students who have less than a 2.0 ("C" average) after completing 4 or more courses at Northeastern and who have not maintained a term GPA of 2.0 or better will be dropped form the university. See detailed academic regulations in the Graduate College section of the Catalog.
Exceptions to the above policy will be made for students in the Education Assistance Program, effective September, 1972. Students in this program will be subject to the above retention regulations at the end of the fifth term (regardless of the number of terms actually attended). Good standing or probationary status is reviewed at the end of the fifth consecutive term after admission to the program. The term and cumulative grade point average at the end of the sixth term determine whether the student is eligible to continue or is dropped for poor scholarship.
University Without Walls
University Without Walls students shall be exempt from being placed on academic probation or being dropped for poor scholarship during the first 12 credit hours of formal course work taken at Northeastern. If a UWW student takes more than 12 hours of formal credit, the normal university academic regulations will apply. The above policy has no bearing on transfer credits nor on any formal course work not completed at Northeastern.