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All students including beginning freshmen and transfers are not subject to suspension until they have received one semester warning.
A student who incurs a First Academic Suspension may not enroll in the University for a minimum of one standard (15-week) academic term. While on suspension, students may not enroll during the summer term (e.g., students who incur a First Academic Suspension at the end of the Spring term are not eligible to return, at a minimum, before the following Spring term). A student who incurs a Second Academic Suspension may not enroll in the University for a minimum of two standard (15-week) academic terms (these students may not enroll during Summer term either before or while the suspension is being served). A student who incurs a Third Academic Suspension will be dismissed from the University. All students returning from academic suspension will be on academic warning status.
The main point is students have one semester on warning. If they go on warning at the end of fall and do not make their grades, they are suspended at the end of spring.
Given these changes, it is imperative if a student is placed on academic warning, that he/she seek assistance immediately. There are a number of things a student can do:
A number of programs exist at Auburn to help the student. Seeking help at the first sign of trouble is the key to success.
Students on Academic Suspension may appeal the decision to the Academic Appeals Committee if they believe extraordinary circumstances merit an exception to the rules.
Policy: Undergraduate students who incur Academic Suspension under the rules detailed in the Auburn University Bulletin may appeal the decision to the Academic Appeals Committee if they believe that extraordinary circumstances merit an exception to the rules.
Directions: To file an appeal, provide the information requested on the online form and submit it electronically to the Office of the Registrar by the deadline below.
Application Portal and Deadline: The portal for submitting the online form will open on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 7:45 a.m. and close on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 4:45 p.m. Appeals must be submitted during this time period. To access the form, click here.
Review of Appeals: The committee takes into consideration information provided by the student, including the student’s explanation of extraordinary circumstances; comments from the student’s advisor (if provided); and the student’s academic record.
Notification: The Academic Appeals committee typically meets during the week following final exams. Students will be notified by email after the Academic Appeals Committee has made a decision.
Policy: In general, undergraduate students who have been dismissed from the University may appeal their dismissal only after one calendar year has elapsed. In rare instances, students on dismissal who have a minimum grade point average of 1.85, are within 18 credit hours of graduation, and who demonstrate the appropriate changes in attitude necessary to be ready to complete their degree requirements may appeal to their academic dean for readmission.
Directions: To file an appeal, provide the information requested on the online form, obtain the required signature(s) of your academic dean(s), and return the completed form to the Office of the Registrar. Note that the academic dean may request additional information.
Deadline: Undergraduate students appealing an academic dismissal must sit out for one full year until they meet the criteria of a 1.85 cumulative GPA and are within 18 hours of completion of their degree. Otherwise, there are no restrictions on when an appeal may be submitted.
Review of Appeals: Appeals of dismissal are reviewed at the level of the academic dean. The completed form, indicating approval/disapproval is returned to the Office of the Registrar for processing.
Notification: Students will be notified by email once the appeal has been processed.
The Academic Appeals Committee shall consist of the University Registrar, who shall serve as chair; Provost’s designee; Director of Academic Support Services; Director of University Advising; Director of Student Financial Services or designee; together with three faculty members. The committee shall recommend readmissions procedures for undergraduate students and shall act upon all appeals for readmission. (8 members)
All regularly admitted undergraduate students, who were enrolled during Fall 2000, or after, may delete a maximum of three (3) course grades of D or F (including FA or U) associated with their undergraduate degree from the calculation of their grade point average.
GAP does not apply to the professional students in pharmacy and veterinary medicine.
All core courses and those courses required for a major must be met for graduation. If deleted through GAP, these required course must be repeated at Auburn University.
All courses for which a grade has been assigned will remain on the transcript. However, the notation will appear that the work is not included in the GPA.
Students interested in taking advantage of the Grade Adjustment Policy should contact their dean's office. A form is required to adjust grades. When the change has been made, it can not be changed back.
Currently enrolled students who need to change their social security numbers do so by visiting the Office of the Registrar. To request a change, the student must provide a copy of the current social security card.
To change your social security number prior to freshmen or transfer orientation (prior to registration for your first term), please call 334-844-6429.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (also known as the Buckley Amendment) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The Act provides the following rights to students:
The intent of the legislation is to protect the rights of students and ensure the privacy and accuracy of student records. The act applies to all institutions that are recipients of federal aid administered by the Secretary of Education.
Students who are currently or formerly enrolled, regardless of their age or status in regard to parental dependency, are protected. Students who have applied to, but have not attended an institution and deceased students, do not come under FERPA guidelines.
An educational record is any record from which a student can be personally identified, and is maintained by an educational agency or institution or by a party acting for the agency or institution.
What is not an educational record?
Who may have access to student educational records?
FERPA gives institution the discretion to share certain student records (Directory Information) to a third party without the student’s written consent. All other information is known as Non-Directory, which should never be shared with a third party without the student’s written consent.
What rights does FERPA afford students with respect to their educational records?