Catalog 2017-2018

Academic Probation, Suspension, and Dismissal

Probation.  Except in the case of extenuating circumstances, a student who fails to meet one or more of the academic performance standards outlined in Good Academic Standing will be placed on academic probation, effective immediately. The Registrar may remove a student from academic probation when the student meets each of the minimum academic performance standards and returns to good academic standing.

Suspension.  A student remaining on academic probation after two consecutive semesters is subject to academic suspension for one semester. A student who is academically suspended may not enroll for classes at Hendrix 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.  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.

Dismissal.  A student who has been readmitted to the College after academic suspension may be dismissed from the College if academic performance standards are not maintained. A student who is academically dismissed is barred from all further enrollment and may not be readmitted to the College. 

Academic Integrity.  Students found responsible for major academic integrity violations may also be penalized by probation, suspension, or dismissal in severe cases.

Notification.  Students and their advisors are notified by email.  Parents or guardians are notified by mail if the students are FERPA dependent.  Students should consult Financial Aid about any implications for the students' aid packages.   

Appeals.  Students who have been suspended or dismissed may appeal to the Provost within three days of notification.  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 circumstances, and
  • Explains what the student will do differently to meet academic performance standards.  

The Provost will discuss appeals with appropriate offices and individuals on campus, such as Student Success, academic advisors, Student Affairs, and the Registrar.  To be successful, appeals must be compelling.  The outcome of an appeal may result in allowing the student to remain on campus under specific guidelines or upholding the suspension or dismissal.

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