Undergraduate Academic Standing Policies
The purpose of academic probation is to help students succeed by increasing their GPA to the minimum 2.00 required to earn a Global University degree or diploma. Since academic probation is a remedial action, individuals placed on academic probation should request and receive academic counseling from their local enrollment office to explore possible reasons for and/or solutions to their academic performance.
Academic probation results from these conditions:
- A student’s GPA is below 1.00 after completing 12 credits.
- A student’s GPA is below 1.67 after completing 24 credits.
- A student’s GPA is below 2.00 after completing 36 credits.
Before probationary students enroll in additional courses, they will be required to read and sign a statement that acknowledges they must raise their GPA to the required minimum of 2.00 in order to qualify for a Global University degree or diploma. Probationary students may continue their studies under the following conditions:
- Probationary students may continue to enroll in courses only after they pass courses required by their program that they have previously failed. It is recommended that students also re-enroll in and pass failed elective courses before they enroll in new courses.
- Probationary students may not enroll in more than three courses per six months or a total of six courses per year. • Probationary students with a GPA below 1.00 may enroll in only one course at a time.
- It is recommended that all probationary students enroll in one undergraduate course at a time so they may focus all their efforts on successful completion of each course.
- Inactive students who want to reapply must have at least a 2.00 GPA. Inactive students with a GPA below 2.00 who want to reactivate must submit a written appeal to the Dean of the Undergraduate School of Bible and Theology.
- Other restrictions deemed appropriate by the dean may apply.
Dismissal from the Undergraduate School of Bible and Theology
Students who are unable to demonstrate through academic improvement that they are benefiting from their undergraduate studies are encouraged to pursue other educational options with less academic rigor, such as the Berean School of the Bible programs.
Dismissal results from these conditions:
- Provisionally accepted students whose GPA is below 2.00 after completing 18 credits and who have not submitted proof of a high school diploma or its equivalent
- Students whose GPA is below 1.00 after completing 24 credits.
- Students whose GPA is below 1.67 after completing 36 credits.
- Students whose GPA is below 2.00 after completing 48 credits.