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RETENTION INITIATIVES
 

The AAC Academic Retention Advisors are responsible for encouraging the academic success of at-risk students by providing individual academic counseling, identifying student needs and trends, and implementing programs designed to promote student persistence. The retention advisors develop and maintain appropriate files and records and work with the faculty to benefit the at-risk students. Students in academic jeopardy are required to participate in the programs defined by the retention advisors.

Academic Probation

A student is placed on probation at the end of the semester in which her/his cumulative GPA falls below 2.00. A student on probation is required to participate in academic success initiatives organized by the Academic Advising Center. A student on probation is required to repeat courses, subject to availability, in which s/he earned "D" or "F" grades.

  1. Initial Probation
    A student will be placed on initial probation at the end of the first semester (fall, spring, or summer) when her/his cumulative GPA earned at AUK falls below 2.00. While on initial probation, s/he may register for no more than 14 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters and no more than 7 credit hours during the summer. A student on initial probation is required to repeat courses, subject to availability, in which s/he received "D" or "F" grades.
     
  2. Final Probation
    A student will be placed on final probation at the end of the second consecutive semester (fall, spring, or summer) when his/her cumulative earned AUK GPA falls below 2.00. While on final probation, s/he may register for no more than 14 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters. No summer registrations are permitted for students who are on final probation. A student on final probation is required to repeat courses, subject to availability, in which s/he received "D" or "F" grades.
Removal of Academic Probation
If at the end of the semester while on either probation, the cumulative GPA is at least 2.00, the student is returned to good standing.

Academic Dismissal
A student will be academically dismissed from AUK for any of the following reasons and with no right to appeal:

  1. If the student's earned cumulative AUK GPA is less than 2.00 at the end of the third consecutive semester (including summer sessions).
  2. If the student's earned cumulative AUK GPA is less than 2.00 at the end of the fifth non-consecutive semester (including summer sessions).
Return to AUK
Academically-dismissed students may be permitted to return to AUK after one regular academic semester of separation, excluding summer session. Students will return on initial probation status with enrollment limitations as stated above. However, no summer registrations are permitted for students who have been academically dismissed. Credits completed at another institution during academic dismissal will not be transferred to AUK.

Students who stay out more than one year from the date of dismissal will be inactivated and must apply for re-admission. Students seeking readmission must meet all admissions requirements and deadlines as per the most current catalog at the time of readmission. If readmitted, students must also follow the most recent academic catalog for degree requirements.

IF YOU ARE DISMISSED
AT THE END OF:
YOU MAY RETURN:
Fall semester at the beginning of the following Fall semester
Spring semester at the beginning of the following Spring semester

Private Universities Council Scholarship Students and Academic Dismissal
PUC scholarship students who are academically dismissed will forfeit their scholarship as per PUC decision number 9/41-1/2010.  The PUC will reconsider re-instating the scholarship for a dismissed scholarship student if s/he meets the following conditions (PUC decision 6/43-1/2011):

  1. A student may be reinstated to the scholarship only once during the entire period of her or his study.
  2. No more than two years should have passed since the student's dismissal (at the time of the reinstatement application submission).
  3. The student must pursue a scholarship major offered at the institution to which s/he was granted an internal scholarship.
  4. After the dismissal from the scholarship, the student must have completed 30 AUK credit hours or more, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.33 and a last semester GPA of at least of 2.00.

PUC Scholarship students should apply for re-instatement of the scholarship at the Scholarship and Financial Aid Office at AUK.

Second Academic Dismissal
A student will be dismissed from AUK for the second time if s/he earned a cumulative AUK GPA of less than 2.00 at the end of the second consecutive semester or third non-consecutive semester, following return to AUK after the first academic dismissal. The student is dismissed with no right to appeal. The student may be permitted to return to AUK after two regular academic semesters of separation, excluding summer session. No summer registrations are permitted for students who have been academically dismissed for the second time. Students who return after two regular academic semesters will return on initial probation status with enrollment limitations as stated above. Students who stay out more than one year from the date of dismissal will be inactivated and must apply for re-admission. Students seeking readmission must meet all admissions requirements and deadlines as per the most current catalog at the time of readmission. If readmitted, students must also follow the most recent academic catalog for degree requirements.

IF YOU ARE DISMISSED
AT THE END OF:
YOU MAY RETURN:
Fall semester at the beginning of the Spring semester, following two regular academic semesters of separation.
Spring semester at the beginning of the fall semester, following two regular academic semesters of separation.  

Final Academic Dismissal
A student will be dismissed for a final time from AUK if s/he earned a cumulative AUK GPA of less than 2.00 at the end of the second consecutive semester or third non-consecutive semester, following readmission to AUK after the second dismissal. The student is dismissed for a final time with no option of returning to AUK.

 

 
 
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