Academic Probation

What is Academic Probation?

Students are placed on academic probation at the end of the semester in which the cumulative GPA falls below the required minimum for their class standing:


0-27 hours completed

1.5 GPA


28-59 hours completed

1.8 GPA


60-95 hours completed

2.0 GPA


96 or more hours completed

2.0 GPA


Probationary Admission

Traditional Undergraduate freshmen who do not meet two or more of the three criteria for regular admission may be admitted on academic probation. (See the College of Liberal Arts Bethel University catalog) 


Students on Academic Probation Must:

1. Limit their academic semester hours

2. Enroll in DEP 050

3. Make a C average (2.0) for the term on probation or is automatically suspended for one semester. (See College of Liberal Arts Bethel University catalog)


*Regardless of status, probation is the result of academic struggle. The Office of Academic Progress and Retention provides support for students needing advisement during the probationary status. Contact the Director of Academic Progress & Retention for more information and schedule an appointment with an Academic Progress Advisor for assistance in achieving your academic goals.