Academic Progress, Probation, and Dismissal
Academic standing is calculated at the end of fall and spring terms. When students are placed on Academic Warning, Academic Probation, or Academic Dismissal, the student, their advisors, and financial aid staff are notified by the Office of the Registrar. If the student has signed a FERPA waiver, designated a proxy, and/or has provided direction in other legal document(s), the advisor will notify the parents/guardian(s) or other designated person(s). Academic standing appears on unofficial transcripts of all students.
- Good Academic Standing: Students who are not on academic probation or academic dismissal are considered to be in good academic standing.
- Academic Warning: Students who earn a grade of U (Unsatisfactory) in one class and/or do not successfully complete ⅔ of attempted credits in one semester receive an academic warning. Students receive normal financial aid while on academic warning.
- Academic Probation: Students who earn a grade of U in any two classes and/or do not successfully complete ⅔ of attempted credits in any two semesters are placed on academic probation. Students receive normal financial aid while on academic probation.
- Academic Dismissal: Students who earn a grade of U in any four classes and/or do not successfully complete ⅔ of attempted credits in any three semesters may be subject to academic dismissal. Academic dismissal of any student is the decision of the Bethel University Registrar. Academic warning and academic probation may not always immediately precede academic dismissal.
Academic standing is determined upon initial submission of final grades for Fall and Spring semesters. Students who have received a change of grade, or who repeated a course during interim, may petition the Office of the Registrar to have their current academic standing reassessed.
When a student repeats a course, both grades for the course will remain on the transcript. The most recent grade will replace the previous course grade when determining academic standing.