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Undergraduate Suspension Policies for students who first matriculated to Radford University in Fall 2013 and thereafter:

New Student Suspension Policy

Any new (freshman or transfer), full-time (as of the census date) student who has a GPA below 1.00 at the conclusion of the first semester of enrollment will be suspended.  The student will not be allowed to continue in the next wintermester or spring semester (if the student first enrolled in the fall) or summer sessions and fall semester (if the student first enrolled in the spring).

No exceptions to the academic suspension policy will be made for new students.

Continuing Student Suspension Policy

The academic suspension threshold for continuing students is determined by the number of hours attempted, according to the following scale:

Hours Attempted                Cumulative GPA to Avoid Suspension

13-23                                    1.00

24-35                                    1.50

36-47                                    1.80

48 or more                            2.00

Continuing students may attend wintermester (if suspension follows a fall semester) or summer sessions (if suspension follows spring semester) at Radford University to improve their GPAs and avoid being suspended for the subsequent spring or fall semester.  Courses taken at other institutions will not affect the student's Radford University GPA.

No exceptions to the academic suspension policy will be made for continuing students.

 

Undergraduate Suspension Policies for students who first matriculated to Radford University prior to Fall 2013:

Students who have attempted 30 or more hours are expected to earn at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA in order to avoid suspension.  Suspensions for continuing students don't go into effect until the conclusion of the academic year in which the student attempted their 30th semester hour-meaning the end of the last summer session in any given year.

Consequently, students who will have attempted 30 or more hours by the end of the fall semester will have wintermester, spring, and summer semesters to bring their cumulative GPA up to a 2.00 in order to avoid suspension.  However, students who have earned less than a 2.00 cumulative GPA by the end of the spring semester must enroll at Radford University during the summer and earn grades sufficient enough to increase their GPAs to at least 2.00 by the end of the summer, or they will be suspended for the fall semester.  Transfer credits have no bearing on GPA.

No exceptions are made to this policy, no matter how close the student's GPA is to a 2.00.  Suspended students who wish to return following their semester(s) of suspension must apply for readmission.  Readmission is never automatic.  Readmitted students are encouraged to check with their College Advising Centers for any specific policies particular to their situations.

Additional information about suspension and readmission policies may be found in the undergraduate catalog