Apr 20, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Standing


University Handbook, F100-103

Good Academic Standing

Undergraduate students are expected to maintain a 2.00 or higher cumulative K-State GPA. Students are in good standing if they meet the minimum GPA standards based on GPA hours.  A student must be in good academic standing in order to graduate.

Students on warning/probation or dismissal are not considered to be in good academic standing.

Academic Deficiencies

Undergraduate students are notified of their academic status on KSIS and by the appropriate academic deans from information supplied by the registrar’s Office. The academic record of each undergraduate is evaluated twice yearly – at the end of the fall semester and at the end of the spring semester. The student’s academic status does not change as a result of work taken in the summer term or intersession.

Students (excluding students in the College of Veterinary Medicine) are placed on academic warning or dismissal according to the following two sections:

  • Status of students who earn less than a 1.00 GPA in a given semester. Students who earn less than a 1.00 GPA in any semester are considered to have neglected their academic responsibilities.
  • Any student (freshman or transfer) who earns less than a 1.00 GPA in his or her first semester at Kansas State University will be dismissed.
  • Any continuing student enrolled at Kansas State University not dismissed by university academic standards policies but who earns less than a 1.00 semester GPA will have an academic hold placed on their account pending review by the academic dean of the dean’s representative(s).

Academic Warning

Undergraduate students (excluding students in the College of Veterinary Medicine) are placed on academic warning or removed from it as follows:

  1. Students who earn less than a 2.00 Kansas State University semester or cumulative GPA, excluding transfer credit, will be placed on academic warning.
  2. Students will be automatically taken off academic warning when the Kansas State University semester and cumulative GPA reaches the required level (2.00) in Spring or Fall end-of-term grade posting.

Academic Dismissal

Undergraduate students (excluding students in the College of Veterinary Medicine) are placed on academic dismissal or removed from it as follows:

  1. Credit hours used to determine the appropriate threshold will include a maximum of 60 hours of transfer credit hours accepted, Kansas State University graded credit hours, and miscellaneous credit hours completed.
  2. Credit hours used in calculating semester and cumulative grade point averages will include only Kansas State University graded credit hours. Grades for courses accepted in transfer from another institution will not be used in the grade point average calculation.
  3. Students with a cumulative GPA of 1.00 or greater will not be dismissed until they have accumulated at least 20 semester credit hours as defined in 1) above. (Exception: A student who earns less than a 1.00 semester GPA in his or her first semester at Kansas State University will be dismissed.)
  4. Students must be on academic warning the semester prior to dismissal. (Exception: A student who earns less than a 1.00 semester GPA in their first semester at K-State will be dismissed.)
  5. Students will be academically dismissed if their Kansas State University cumulative GPA is below the following threshold values:

Total hours accumulated*/Kansas State University GPA

*Defined in Item 1 above

Credits GPA
20-29 1.50
30-45 1.75
46-60 1.80
61-75 1.85
76-90 1.90
91-105 1.95
106+ 2.00
  1. Students who earn a Kansas State University semester GPA, excluding transfer credit, of 2.200 or more on 12 or more graded hours (or the minimum grade point average established by the student’s college, if higher) during the semester in question will not be dismissed.
  2. Students who neglect their academic responsibilities may be dismissed at any time on the recommendation of the academic dean.
  3. Dismissed students will be readmitted only when approved for reinstatement by the Academic Standards Committee of the college the students are attempting to enter. Normally students must wait at least two semesters before being considered for reinstatement and are on academic warning at the time of readmission.
  4. Students who have been dismissed or have had their registration withheld will receive a letter providing a contact person and information about reinstatement or registration procedures.
  5. In such instances where an undergraduate student is dismissed from the university and is subsequently admitted into a Kansas State University graduate program, graduate program admission supersedes the need for a student to complete the undergraduate reinstatement process. Such students may be admitted to degree-seeking undergraduate programs without the consent of the Academic Standards Committee.