Academic Warning

Academic Warning

Maintaining adequate progress for a degree is defined by meeting a 2.00 cumulative GPA (CGPA). Students who do not maintain a 2.00 CGPA move into a status of Academic Warning. While on Academic Warning you will have a hold placed on the registration of subsequent semesters and must meet with an academic adviser to remove this Academic Warning Hold. All notifications concerning the hold will be sent to your campus email address.

Academic Suspension and Dismissal


You will be academically suspended from the University if you earn less than a 2.00 semester gradepoint average while on Academic Warning. Academic Suspension prevents enrollment at PSU for two semesters.


If you have been placed on academic suspension two times and fail to achieve at least a 2.00 semester GPA you will be academically dismissed. After a period of four calendar years, academically dismissed students may seek re-enrollment to the University by requesting academic renewal.

Meeting with Your Adviser to Release Your Academic Warning Hold

Academic Warning is not a punishment or the end of your academic career. The hold is a notification that it is time to seek help in taking an active approach to improve your academics. During the required meeting with your adviser, you may be asked to:

  • Reflect on challenges that led to warning
  • Discuss campus resources
  • Plan a balanced schedule
  • Understand GPA, grades, and policies
  • Develop a plan for success
  • Schedule follow-up meeting(s)

To begin the release process, download the Academic Action Plan worksheet. (PDF)

Please complete the worksheet and bring it to the appointment with your adviser. As you list goals within the self-reflection assessment, please make them as specific and achievable as possible. 

Making the Most of Campus Resources 

The offices listed below may be helpful as you begin to define your goals: