performance standards are listed in the earlier section on Good Academic Standing.
the end of a semester, if a student fails to meet one or more of the standards for good Academic Standing, the student may be placed on academic warning or academic probation. The purpose is to notify the student that
there are serious academic consequences if the performance standards do not
improve. In more serious cases, or in
cases when little improvement has been made in the performance standards, the
student may be subject to suspension or dismissal from the
- What is academic warning? This is notification that a student’s
academic performance is declining and should be attended to so that more
serious problems do not arise. While on
academic warning, the student is still considered in Good Academic Standing.
- What is academic probation? This is notification that a student’s
academic performance is not currently meeting one, or more, of the thresholds
for Good Academic Standing.
- If a single threshold is below the standard, the
student is placed on initial academic probation. For initial academic probation status, a student is encouraged to have regular meetings with the student’s advisor or the Academic Success Office.
- If multiple standards are below thresholds,
the student is placed on continued academic probation. For continued academic probation status, a student
is required to have regular meetings with the Academic Success Office.
In either case, there may be other
requirements that are described in the notification email. While on academic probation, a student is not
considered to be in Good Academic Standing.
- What is suspension? A student remaining on academic probation
after two consecutive semesters, or with continuing academic performance issues,
is subject to academic suspension for one semester. A student who is
academically suspended may not enroll for classes or live on campus during the
suspension period. Following the academic suspension period, a student wishing
to return to Hendrix must apply for readmission through the Office of
Admission. There may be other
requirements in the notification email that the student must meet before
returning to Hendrix. A student on academic suspension may choose to
complete courses at another institution. To determine whether such
courses would receive transfer credit at Hendrix, the student should check with
the Registrar’s Office prior to enrolling in any courses at another institution.
- What is dismissal? A student who is academically dismissed is barred from all further enrollment and may not be readmitted to the College. A
student who has been readmitted to the College after academic suspension may be
dismissed from the College if academic performance standards are not met. A
student may also be dismissed if academic
performance is severely below one or more thresholds.
and their advisors are notified by email of
the change in academic standing within one week after the end of a semester. Parents or guardians are
notified if the students are FERPA dependent. Students should consult
Financial Aid about any implications for the students' aid packages.
who have been suspended or dismissed may appeal to the Provost within the
deadline provided in the notification email. Students who appeal should
submit a written statement to the Provost that
- Explains what happened to
put the student in the current academic situation,
- Details any mitigating
- Explains what the student
will do differently to meet academic performance standards.
Provost discusses appeals with appropriate offices and individuals on campus,
such as Academic Success, academic advisors, Student Affairs, and the
Registrar. The outcome of an appeal may result in allowing the student to
remain on campus under specific conditions or in upholding the suspension or