Any student who’s overall or WVU Tech GPA falls below 2.0 will be placed on academic probation during the semester immediately following the drop in GPA. Transfer students who do not have a GPA of 2.0 or better may be admitted conditionally and will be placed on a probationary status. The student is removed from probation when the overall and WVU Tech GPAs return to levels of 2.0 or greater.
A student who fails to improve their GPA while under academic probation becomes subject to suspension. A suspension means that the student may not enroll in courses at Tech and that the student is not in good academic standing. Most institutions will not admit a student in this status. Courses taken at another institution while the student is suspended may not be transferred to WVU Tech except by petition to the Classification and Grades Committee. A first-level suspension is given if a student is in probationary status and fails to earn at least a 2.0 GPA for any semester or summer term.
A first-level suspension will require the student to wait for one semester before being readmitted. A first-level suspension may be waived by the dean of the college in which the student was enrolled. A second-level suspension is given if a student is in probationary status, has returned from a first-level suspension and fails to earn at least a 2.0 GPA for any semester or summer term.
A second-level suspension requires the student to wait for at least one year before being readmitted. A second-level suspension cannot be waived. A third-level suspension is given if the student is in probationary status, has returned from a second-level suspension and fails to earn at least a 2.0 GPA for any semester or summer term.
A third-level suspension requires the student to wait for at least four years before being readmitted. A third-level suspension cannot be waived. A student who returns from a third-level suspension will be subject to another four-year suspension if they do not successfully remove themselves from probationary status.
Prior probationary history will be disregarded should a student who has successfully removed themselves from academic probation again fall into probationary status. Students have the right to appeal suspensions of any level to the Classification and Grades Committee. The burden rests with the student to prove extenuating circumstances that would justify the lifting of a suspension.
While a student is in a probationary status they may be enrolled for no more than 14 credit hours in a regular semester, may not participate in more than one extracurricular activity in a semester and may not serve in the Student Government Association.