Academic Probation Procedures

Program GPA Requirements

Students need to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 to remain in good standing with the Honors Program. If your cumulative average falls below 3.2 you will be placed on probation from the Honors Program. You will receive an email from a member of the Honors Program staff detailing steps required to return to good standing. If you are placed on probation, you should immediately meet with an Honors Program staff person to discuss any extenuating circumstances that may explain why this has transpired and to discuss a plan to improve your academic standing.

Note to Freshmen:
Freshmen will not be placed on academic probation during their first three terms at the University, but will receive a Warning email if your cumulative GPA falls below 3.2. We advise you to schedule a meeting with one of the Honors Program staff to help get you back on track.

How will probation affect my Honors status and benefits?

Probation is meant to serve as a warning that you are in danger of being dismissed from the Honors Program. While on probation you will not lose any of the privileges extended to you as an Honors student because we want you to utilize your Honors benefits to help improve your GPA.

Once you are placed on probation you should immediately schedule a meeting with an Honors Program staff person to discuss an action plan to improve your academic performance. Communication with the Honors Program is very important during probation. It is expected you will be proactive in scheduling required appointments.

How much time do I have to bring my GPA up to a 3.2?

You will have two full academic (non- co-op) terms to earn a 3.2 cumulative GPA. Once your cumulative GPA reaches 3.2 within that timeframe you will return to good standing. Most students use their co-op terms to enroll in classes that help boost their GPA.

What if I do not obtain a 3.2 cumulative GPA within the two term limit?

If you do not reach a 3.2 cumulative GPA within two full academic terms, but you have maintained a term GPA of 3.2 or higher at the completion of the second term, you will not be dismissed from the Honors Program. However, you will remain on probation until you achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.2.

If you fail to obtain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 and you do not maintain a term GPA of 3.2 each term thereafter, you will be dismissed from the Honors Program.

What does dismissal mean for me?

Students who fail to obtain a term GPA of 3.2 while on probation will be dismissed from the Honors Program.

You will no longer be a member of the Honors Program and you will lose all privileges extended to you as an Honors student.

How will I be notified if I am on probation or if I have been dismissed?

You will receive an email to your Drexel email account explaining your status and next steps. If you believe there is an error and your GPA has not fallen below the required minimum, you should contact the Honors Program office to explain your situation.

Can I be reinstated to the Honors Program?

You may apply for reinstatement to the Honors Program (before your junior year) by completing and submitting the Honors Program Reinstatement Form.

Please see “Reinstatement Policies and Procedures” for more information and to view the form.