The academic progress of students at the University of Memphis is monitored at the
conclusion of each term enrolled to determine their academic status. Students’ overall
combined grade point average AND term grade point average are considered in determining status. There are four progressive
levels of academic status:
(1) Good Standing
(2) Academic Warning
(3) Academic Probation
(4) Academic Suspension
Students are in Good Standing at the University of Memphis unless placed on Academic
Warning, Academic Probation or Academic Suspension.
If a student has never been on Academic Warning, Academic Probation or Academic Suspension…
The student remains in Good Standing as long as the overall combined GPA is 2.00 or
above AND the term GPA is not lower than 1.00.
If a student has been on Academic Warning, Academic Probation or Academic Suspension…
The student is expected to maintain a minimum overall combined GPA of 2.00 AND a minimum term GPA of 2.00 in order to remain in good standing.
Students can be placed on Academic Warning ONLY ONCE during their enrollment at the
University of Memphis. After completing seven (7) hours of coursework, students will
be placed on Academic Warning when their overall combined GPA is below 2.00 OR the
term GPA is below 1.00. Once students receive an Academic Warning, they must maintain
Good Standing or they will be placed on probation or suspension.
Students on Academic Warning must:
- Successfully complete a workshop and pass the related quiz; and
- Submit an Enrollment Agreement with the Center for Academic Retention and Enrichment
Services, and satisfy the requirements in the Agreement.
Failure to satisfy these requirements will lead to administrative withdrawal from
all classes for any future terms.
Any student who has ever been placed on Academic Warning status will be placed on
Academic Probation if:
- Their overall combined GPA is below 2.00, OR
- The term GPA is below 2.00.
NOTE: Students who have regained Good Standing after an Academic Warning are placed on Academic
Probation, if, in any subsequent term, their combined GPA falls below a 2.00 OR the term GPA below 2.00.
First Academic Probation
All students placed on Academic Probation for the first time will be required to:
Enroll in a one (1) credit hour Student Success Seminar;
Submit weekly academic progress reports to their counselor during the term; and
Must follow all requirements of the Center for Academic Retention and Enrichment Services
including referral to campus services such as tutoring, study skills workshops, etc.
Continuing on Probation
Students will remain on Academic Probation if the term GPA is 2.00 or higher but the
overall combined GPA remains below 2.00.
Students who are placed on probation more than one time will have to complete a Conditional
Enrollment Agreement with the Center for Academic Retention and Enrichment Services.
During this probation, students will be required to have an overall combined GPA of
at least 2.00 OR a term GPA of at least 2.00 in order to continue enrollment.
Students on probation will be suspended in the following term if their overall combined
GPA is below 2.00 AND the term GPA is below 2.00.
Students on academic suspension can apply for readmission only after the following
- For the first suspension, one regular term (fall or spring).
- For the second suspension, one calendar year.
After a second suspension, a student may be ineligible for further enrollment at the
University of Memphis.
Students on academic suspension who apply for readmission must participate in a counseling
interview. Deadlines for readmission after suspension are strictly enforced.
Coursework taken at another accredited college or university will be used in determining
eligibility for readmission. Students who left the university on academic suspension
must fulfill all previously attempted high school deficiency and remedial and developmental
coursework requirements before they will be considered for readmission.
Students readmitted after Academic Suspension must sign a Conditional Enrollment Agreement
and follow all requirements established by the Center for Academic Retention and Enrichment
Services. Failure to follow these requirements will lead to administrative withdrawal
from all classes.
The Center for Academic Retention and Enrichment Services, 500 Wilder Tower, is responsible
for the administration of this policy.