Student Success Center - Academic Standards

Academic Standards

The minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) you are required to maintain at WSU is a 2.00 or a "C" average. The minimum GPA required for graduation is 2.0, however for some majors and minors the GPA requirement is higher. If your cumulative GPA drops below a 2.0, you are placed on Academic Warning, Academic Probation, or Academic Suspension, depending on your class standing.

Academic Warning

  • If you are a freshmen or sophomore with a cumulative GPA below 2.0 you are placed on academic warning. While on academic warning you must earn a semester GPA of at least a 2.0 each semester until your cumulative GPA reaches 2.00 or above. Failure to do this will result in you being placed on academic probation.

Academic Probation

  • If you are a freshmen or sophomore on academic probation you must earn a semester GPA of at least 2.0 each semester until your cumulative GPA reaches 2.0 or above. Failure to do this will result in you being placed on academic suspension.
  • If you are a junior, senior or graduate student with a cumulative GPA below 2.0 you are placed on academic probation. There will be no academic warning status preceding the probation. While on probation, you must earn a semester GPA of at least a 2.5 each semester until your cumulative GPA reaches 2.0 or above. Failure to do this will result in you being placed on academic suspension.

Academic Suspension

  • If you have below the minimum required semester GPA (2.0 for freshmen and sophomore and 2.5 for juniors, seniors and graduate students) while on probation you are suspended for a length of time specified according to the number of suspensions:
    • One semester for the first time
    • One calendar year for the second time
    • Three years for the third time

Appeal Procedure

If you have been placed on academic warning, probation or suspension and feel your classification is in error or wish to appeal your status, see the Associate Registrar in the Registrar's office in the Student Services Center room 101, to review your records and receive information regarding the process of appeal.

Early readmission from suspension will be considered if you are able to present evidence which shows a positive change of circumstance and suggests a high probability of future academic success.