Academic Warning, Probation, Suspension, and Readmission Regulations for Undergraduates*


Hours attempted is defined as all courses completed and those courses not completed in which the grade of "WF" was received. (WF grades were assigned at Southeastern prior to Summer 1990.) Grades of "I" are computed as "F" grades until changed to a final passing grade. Graduate students should consult the Graduate section of this catalog for probation and suspension criteria.



A student that has completed fewer than 30 credit hours is placed on academic warning when their semester Grade Point Average is between 2.0 and 2.4. This category of academic standing has no penalties and is merely a "guidepost" to alert the student that their Grade Point Average is approaching the point at which they would be placed on probation.



A student will be placed on academic probation whenever the student's Cumulative Grade Point Average is below a 2.0 average (A-4.0). A student will remain on probation until a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0 or higher is achieved. Students on academic probation are eligible to return to the University and may continue to enroll in courses. Students should consult the Office of Financial Aid to see if academic probation will have an effect on their aid.



A student on academic probation will be suspended at the conclusion of any semester in which the student’s semester grade point average is less than 2.0. A beginning freshman may be put on probation at the end of the first semester of enrollment, but cannot be suspended. If a suspended student registered during the registration period for the next semester, the class schedule is cancelled. A student may appeal the suspension prior to the beginning of a regular semester. If the appeal is granted, the student reenters on academic probation.

Students suspended for the first time will be eligible to return at the end of the next regular semester (fall or spring).* Students who are suspended for the second or subsequent times will be suspended for one calendar year.* (See * exceptions below.)  At the end of the suspension period, the student is eligible to return but must apply for readmission to the university before reentering.

A student may appeal a suspension for any semester during the suspension period. If the appeal is granted, the student reenters on academic probation. To be readmitted to any regular semester after two or more suspensions, the student must file an appeal. Any suspensions from another college or university prior to enrolling at Southeastern will be counted for purposes of determining the length of the suspension period.

An undergraduate student suspended from a University of Louisiana System university may not enroll in another university within the System, but may enroll in a community college. Credits earned under these conditions may be accepted for a degree at the suspending institution provided grades of “C” or higher are earned in each of the courses to be transferred. Credits earned at institutions other than a community college will not be accepted as transfer credit. To ensure minimal or no loss of credits upon return to the university, it is recommended that the student consult with his/her university advisor regarding the choice of courses to be taken at the community college.

Note: A student who has not attended a college or university for at least three years may wish to apply for Academic Renewal no later than the withdrawal deadline of the first semester the student returns to school. See Academic Renewal in the admissions section for specific details.

*Attending the Summer Semester While on Suspension. Students are allowed to attend summer semester during their suspension period; however, the student is not eligible for financial aid. Students who wish to attend the summer semester during their suspension period do not need to reapply for admission to the University. If at the end of the summer semester, the student's cumulative GPA is raised to 2.0 or higher, the student is returned to good academic standing. The student may then return to the University without an appeal. However, if at the end of the summer semester, the student's cumulative GPA is not raised to 2.0 or higher, the student remains on suspension. In this case the summer suspension does not count toward the total number of suspensions. Any student who remains on suspension after the summer semester will be eligible to return based on their prior suspension period.

A student may elect to appeal the suspension to attend the summer semester. If the student is granted an appeal for the summer semester, the student returns on academic probation, and the guidelines for students on probation apply (see beginning of this section). The student must then appeal to the Financial Aid office for eligibility for aid. If a student returns to the University in the summer semester based on an appeal, and is then suspended at the end of the summer semester, the summer semester is counted in the total number of suspensions for the student.


Readmission after Suspension

A student may apply to the University for readmission at the end of any suspension period and pay the appropriate readmission fee before returning. However, the student should be aware that, after the third suspension, readmission to the University does not imply readmission to certain professional degree-seeking programs for which specific school or college requirements must be met. A student reentering the University at any time after being suspended enters on academic probation.


Information Shown on Transcripts for Students Transferring

Any transcript issued for a student on scholastic probation or suspension by an institution under the jurisdiction of the University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors shall show the effective date of such action and length of suspension.


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Appeal and Change of Final Grade
Attendance at Southeastern
Computer Use Policy
Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
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Grading System
Graduation Requirements
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Non-Resident Fee Waiver
Registration / Leave of Absence Procedures

Repeating Courses
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