A student must earn or maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher or be placed on probation. Every student with a cumulative GPA above a 2.0 who earns a semester GPA below 1.0 will be placed on Academic Probation Status for the following semester. In addition, any student whose Cumulative GPA is above 2.0 that earns below a 2.0 (but above 1.0) in two consecutive semesters will be placed on academic probation.
A student on probation is limited to 9 semester hours (seminary) or 12 semester hours (college), and must earn a minimum of a 2.0 average each subsequent term until the overall grade point average reaches the 2.0 level. A student must attain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 in order to graduate. In addition, any student on probation must have the approval of the appropriate Dean in order to graduate.
A student on probation must complete the following steps to continue taking classes under probationary status:
Complete an Academic Probation Student Agreement form (available from the Registrar’s Office online self-service page) that acknowledges his need for improvement and describes the actions he or she intends to take to improve.
The student will meet with his advisor to discuss the form and his advisor will need to sign it before the student can register for further classes.
After meeting with his or her advisor, the agreement must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office to become part of the student’s permanent file.
Academic Probation will be noted on the student’s transcript for each applicable semester.
Students will not be considered in good academic standing while on Academic Probation Status and should be aware that this status will impact their financial aid eligibility. Students on Academic Probation should expect their financial aid to be rescinded.
A student on probation who fails to earn a term grade point average of 2.0 or higher will be suspended.
Students who have received final grades for at least 12 credit hours at the College of Southeastern or Southeastern Seminary and have earned a cumulative GPA of less than 1.0 will be suspended immediately.
Students who have been suspended may be required to move out of campus housing. Please contact the Director of Housing for further details.
A student who is suspended may not take classes at the college of Southeastern or at SEBTS or any other institution of higher education for which they will receive credit toward a degree. A student's first academic suspension will be for one semester; the second suspension will be for two semesters/terms and thus the student will need to re-apply for admission in order to resume his or her studies in the Southeastern community. A third occasion that would otherwise qualify a student for suspension will result in a dismissal from Southeastern and will make the student ineligible for readmission.
“I understand that I have been placed on Academic Probation in accordance with the Academic Catalog policy described above. I further understand that if, while on Academic Probation, I have a semester GPA below 2.0 the next semester I enroll in classes, then I will be placed on Academic Suspension.”