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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

1360 Academic Support


Return to: 1300 University Academic Regulations  


1360.10 Scholastic Discipline

There are four levels of scholastic discipline for all students regardless of status or program: warning, supervision, probation, and exclusion. A student who is eligible to enroll in courses is in good standing. Students are placed on:

Warning: when their institutional Georgia State University GPA is below 2.0 and they were not on supervision or probation the previous semester in attendance. Students on warning who attempt 6 or more semester hours in the subsequent semester and earn a Georgia State term GPA of 2.0 or better will remain on warning until their institutional GPA is above 2.0.

Supervision: when their institutional Georgia State GPA is below 2.0, they were on warning the previous semester in attendance, and they failed to earn at least a term GPA of 2.0 in that previous semester. Students on supervision who attempt 6 or more semester hours and earn a Georgia State term GPA of 2.0 or better will remain on supervision until their institutional GPA is above 2.0.

Probation: when their institutional Georgia State GPA is below 2.0, they were on supervision the previous semester in attendance, and they failed to earn at least a term GPA of 2.0 in that previous semester. Students on probation who attempt 6 or more semester hours and earn a Georgia State term GPA of 2.0 or better will remain on probation until their institutional GPA is above 2.0.

Exclusion: when their institutional Georgia State GPA is below 2.0, they were on probation the previous semester in attendance, and they failed to earn at least a term GPA of 2.0 in that previous semester.

Students on warning, supervision, or probation may be allowed to enroll with specific restrictions (see Academic Improvement Program (AIP)). Students on exclusion are not eligible to enroll in any associate or baccalaureate undergraduate program at Georgia State. No transfer credit will be accepted for courses taken at other institutions while on exclusion. Students on warning, supervision, or probation should refer to Academic Improvement Program (AIP) and consult with an advisor in the University Advisement Center for additional information about scholastic discipline.

1360.20 Academic Improvement Program (AIP)

The Academic Improvement Program (AIP) is intended to assist students in extricating themselves from scholastic discipline and to meet the graduation requirement of an institutional Georgia State University GPA of 2.0 or higher. The elements of AIP are registration approvals by an advisor, course load limits, and survival skills instruction. For further information about AIP, please contact the University Advisement Center at advisement.gsu.edu.

Students on warning or supervision are required to participate in AIP as follows: (a) have their registration approved by an academic advisor; (b) register for no more than 13 semester hours; (c) and take any other steps required by the academic advisor (for example, seeing their major advisor, participating in an assessment by the Counseling Center, etc.). Students on warning or supervision must continue to participate in AIP until their institutional Georgia State GPA is 2.0 or higher.

A college may, at its option, require students on probation not to enroll at Georgia State for one semester. If students on probation are allowed to enroll, they are required to participate in AIP as follows: (a) have their registration approved by an academic advisor; (b) register for no more than 13 semester hours; and (c) take any other steps required by the academic advisor (for example, seeing their major advisor, participating in an assessment by the Counseling Center, etc.). Students enrolling while on probation must continue to participate in AIP until their institutional Georgia State GPA is 2.0 or higher.

Students participating in AIP may be assigned to PCO 1050 Survival Skills for College or GSU 1050 - Survival Skills for College . PCO 1050 or GSU 1050  may be taken only once and does not count toward credit hour requirements for graduation. Credit hours enrolled in PCO 1050 or GSU 1050  count toward the 13 semester hour course load limit for students participating in AIP. Grades received for PCO 1050 or GSU 1050  are used to calculate the institutional GPA and the term GPA.

Students on exclusion are not eligible to enroll in any baccalaureate undergraduate program at Georgia State and may not participate in AIP.

Appeals for exemption from some or all of the requirements of AIP should be submitted to the director of the University Advisement Center. Appeals of decisions by the director of the University Advisement Center may be filed in accordance with the procedure for petition of university regulations. Information about AIP and appeals of AIP requirements is available from the University Advisement Center.

1360.30 Academic Renewal

Under certain conditions, Georgia State University allows its former undergraduate students to apply for academic renewal. This provision is intended to allow Georgia State degree-seeking students who have experienced academic difficulty to make a fresh start and to give them a final opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree. It can apply to individuals on scholastic exclusion. These are the provisions of academic renewal:

Eligibility for Academic Renewal

  • A minimum of five calendar years must have passed since last enrollment at Georgia State University.
  • Former Department of Academic Foundations (formerly Division of Learning Support Programs and Developmental Studies) students may apply for academic renewal only if they completed all learning support programs requirements prior to the five-year absence.
  • A student can be granted academic renewal only one time.
  • A student who was excluded from Georgia State and has attended another college or university during the absence from Georgia State is not eligible for academic renewal.
  • A student who was not excluded from Georgia State but attended another college or university during an absence of five or more years may choose one of these options, but not both:
    1. Return to Georgia State, having attended another accredited institution, subject to all relevant transfer and re-entry policies. The student will not be eligible for academic renewal but transfer credit will be granted for applicable courses taken during the absence and previously earned Georgia State credit is retained.
    2. Apply for academic renewal. If academic renewal is approved, no transfer credit will be granted for coursework completed during the absence.

Effects of Academic Renewal

  • A cumulative GPA that reflects all attempts at all courses taken at Georgia State continues to be recorded on the student’s official transcript. A new renewal institutional GPA is begun when the student has been approved for academic renewal and is also recorded on the student’s official transcript. The renewal institutional GPA will be used for determining academic standing and eligibility for graduation.
  • Academic credit for previously completed course work including transfer course work will be retained only for courses in which an A, B, or C grade has been earned.
  • The grades for Georgia State academic credit that are retained are not calculated in the renewal institutional GPA. The courses are applied toward degree requirements are applicable. This credit, therefore, is placed in the same category as transfer credit, credit by examination, and courses with grades of S (not part of the calculated institutional GPA).
  • Courses for which academic credit is not retained (those with grades of D or lower) must be repeated at Georgia State if they are required in the student’s degree program. All remaining degree requirements must be completed at Georgia State. No transient or transfer credit will be accepted.
  • Whether the retained academic credit is still applicable for degree credit will depend on the degree requirements currently in effect at the time the student returns to Georgia State and on specific program regulations.
  • All courses taken at Georgia State remain on the student’s official Georgia State transcript. At the time academic renewal is approved, this approval is noted on the student’s transcript. Any Georgia State course work for which credit can be retained is listed below the academic renewal notation.
  • Reentry into a program that has specific admission requirements is not automatic. Academic renewal students who wish admission to such a program must apply directly to the program.
  • Students must meet the academic residence requirement ( see 1440 Academic Residence Requirement ) using only course credit earned after academic renewal.
  • To be eligible for honors at graduation, students must earn at least 60 hours of credit after academic renewal.

Applying for Academic Renewal

To apply for academic renewal, the student must obtain approval both from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and from the University Advisement Center.

  1. File an application for re-entry to the university with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 200 Sparks Hall, http://admissions.gsu.edu/how-do-i-apply/other-enrollment-types/re-entry-students/.
  2. File an application for academic renewal with the University Advisement Center. The deadlines for applying for academic renewal in order to enroll for a semester are:
To return in Deadline
Fall July 1
Spring December 1
Summer May 1

Application for Academic Renewal before the prescribed deadlines will aid in the timely return of a decision. Those students whose return to Georgia State University is dependent on approval for academic renewal should be especially diligent in their timely submission of their application.

If a student does not apply for academic renewal at the time of enrollment, it can be requested after re-enrollment if the application is filed within one calendar year.

  • A student whose application for academic renewal is not approved will be notified by letter from the University Advisement Center. Unless specific information to the contrary is given in the letter, the student may reapply for academic renewal after one year has passed.
  • Evaluation of a student’s application for academic renewal will be based on the student’s:
    1. Previous academic record;
    2. Previous student discipline record; and
    3. Current commitment to academic work.