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Academic Warning/ Appeals

  • Grade reports are issued at the end of each semester or two times during the academic year, fall and spring.
  • Academic Warning status is imposed at the end of any term for which the student's cumulative GPA on Auburn course work is below 2.00.
  • Any student who is on Academic Warning status will be placed on Academic Suspension if both of the following conditions apply:
    1. The term GPA is below a 2.2 and
    2. The cumulative GPA on Auburn course work is below that required for the designated number of hours earned as follows:
      • Freshmen - 1.50
      • Sophomores - 1.80
      • Juniors - 1.90
      • Seniors and 5th Year - 1.97
  • A student suspended at the end of spring semester is out of school for the following fall semester and can return in the spring semester, which begins in January.

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:

  • See an academic advisor
  • Come to any unit of the Student Success Center (Career Development Services, Academic Support, Student Counseling, Freshmen Year Experience)
  • Talk to faculty or associate deans in his/her college.
  • Specific question can be emailed to academicappeals@auburn.edu

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.

Instructions for Appealing an Academic Suspension

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 9th, 2022 at 7:45 a.m. and close on Wednesday, August 10th, 2022 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.

Questions: Email academicappeals@auburn.edu

Instructions for Appealing an Academic Dismissal

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 request a Dismissal Appeal, provide your name, birthdate, Banner ID, and Auburn email address to the Office of the Registrar at academicappeals@auburn.edu. We will get in touch regarding the next steps.

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. A completed Dismissal Appeal 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.

Questions: Email academicappeals@auburn.edu

Academic Appeals Committee (Registrar)

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)