Academic Probation and Suspension
Students placed on academic probation shall not enroll in more than twelve (12) hours and may be assigned an academic advisor for academic counseling. All students assigned to an Advisor are required to meet regularly with their assigned Advisor throughout the semester. Academic probation status will be removed once the student reaches an overall grade point average of 2.0 or higher. Students on Academic Probation are encouraged to make use of campus resources, such as tutoring or study skills classes, to help improve their overall GPAs.
If the student has been placed on academic probation and then earns an overall grade point average below 2.0, the student will be placed on academic suspension and may be dropped from all pre-enrolled courses for the subsequent semester. Academic suspension means a student will not be allowed to re-enroll at Butler for at least one semester. A student may appeal their suspension to be reinstated to enroll in courses. After not attending for one semester, the student who is still on academic suspension may be readmitted on probationary status and must maintain a 2.0 grade point average. Students placed on academic suspension will have a hold placed on their account and are required to meet face to face with an Academic Advisor prior to the start of the next semester to complete an appeal form and to schedule an appointment for reinstatement into the college. If a student is granted an appeal and is suspended a second time, the student may not return for one semester. Appeals will be accepted and granted on a case-by-case basis.
For more information regarding Butler’s Academic progress policy, read the Enrollment and Academic Information portion of the Course Catalog.