Academic Probation


What is Academic Probation?

Academic Probation and Suspension: Any student not maintaining satisfactory progress toward academic objectives will be placed on probation for one semester. At the end of that semester, the student must have a semester GPA of 2.0 in regularly graded coursework, not to include activity or performance courses, or meet the minimum cumulative GPA standard required above, in order to continue as a student. Students not meeting either of these criteria will be suspended and may not be reinstated until one regular semester (fall or spring) has elapsed. - NSU Course Catalog


I received an email stating that I've entered into the Academic Probation Process. What does this mean?

The Academic Probation Process is a warning that you have fallen into academic difficulty and that you need to improve your grades to reach NSU standards of retention (cumulative GPA of 2.0).

I have a probation hold on my account. How do I get this off?

If you have a probation hold on your account, you need to attend an Academic Improvement Workshop. This workshop is a part of the academic probation process and it is to ensure that you are aware of the academic resources available to you. Please reach out to to sign up for a workshop.

What happens if my academic performance continues to decline?

If you maintain a semester GPA of 2.0, you will continue on the academic probation process for another semester, if your semester GPA falls below 2.0, you will be suspended from the university. You can apply to the university after one semester. 

Is my Academic Probation status noted on my permanent academic record?
Academic Notice, Probation, and Suspension will be noted on your academic transcript. 
Is Academic Probation different from Financial Aid Probation?
Yes, this is different than Financial Aid Probation & Suspension…however many students who have a GPA below a 2.000 have lost their eligibility to receive federal and state financial aid. Check with Student Financial Services to see if you are still eligible to receive financial aid this semester (or next semester).



Academic Standing

Good Standing: A student's cumulative GPA is 2.0 or higher

Academic Notice: Freshmen students with a cumulative GPA of 1.7-2.0

Academic Probation: A student's cumulative GPA is less than 2.0

Academic Suspension: a student continues to maintain less than a 2.0 during Academic Probation