Academic Standing

Good Standing

Undergraduate students are in good standing when they have a UAA cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher and a semester GPA of 2.00 or higher for the most recently completed semester. Individual departments may establish additional criteria for good standing. Students are presumed to be in good standing during their first semester at UAA. Students in good standing are academically eligible to re-enroll at UAA.

Academic Action

Admitted certificate, associate, or baccalaureate degree-seeking students who fail to earn a UAA semester and/or cumulative GPA of 2.00 will be subject to academic action. Academic action may result in warning, probation, continuing probation or loss of certificate or undergraduate degree-seeking status. Individual departments may establish additional criteria for departmental academic action. Failure to meet or maintain these criteria may result in departmental probation or removal from a major program.

Warning

Academic warning is the status assigned to those students whose semester GPA falls below 2.00 but whose cumulative GPA is 2.00 or higher.

Probation

Placed on probation is the status assigned to those students whose semester and cumulative GPA falls below 2.00.

Continuing Probation

Continuing probation is the status assigned to those students who begin a semester on probation and during that semester earn a semester GPA of 2.00 or higher without raising their cumulative GPA to 2.00. This status may be continued until the student raises their cumulative GPA to 2.00 or loses their certificate or undergraduate degree-seeking status.

Academic Disqualification

Academic disqualification is the status assigned to those students who begin a semester on probation or continuing probation and fail to earn a semester GPA of 2.00 or higher. Those students’ admission status will be changed to inactive and he or she will not be allowed to attend UAA for one academic (fall or spring) semester, including summer term if applicable. After non-attendance for either fall or spring semester, the student may complete the process for reinstatement.

Reinstatement

An academically disqualified student may submit a request for reinstatement after not attending the University of Alaska Anchorage for one academic (fall or spring) semester. The student should complete a form for reinstatement that includes a plan for academic success. This form must be reviewed and approved by an academic advisor. Completed reinstatement forms must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar at least 4 weeks prior to the first day of the semester for which a student wishes to be reinstated. An academically disqualified student must successfully be reinstated within two years of disqualification or he or she will need to reapply for admission.

If reinstatement is granted, the student will remain on probation and be required to meet with an advisor prior to registering for classes until their cumulative GPA is 2.0 or above. Students must achieve a semester GPA of 2.0 or above for each term. Students who are reinstated who do not achieve a semester GPA of 2.0 or above will again be disqualified and will not be allowed to attend UAA for one academic year.

Departmental Probation or Removal from a Major Program

Individual departments may establish additional criteria for departmental academic action. Failure to meet or maintain these criteria may result in departmental probation or removal from a major program. Those students’ major program will be changed to undeclared. Students will remain in a certificate or undergraduate degree-seeking status as long as the university’s minimum academic standards are met. Undeclared students must use the Change of Major Form and process to request re-admission or admission to a new program. Forms are available online on the Office of the Registrar website.

Academic Eligibility for Student Activities

Students with satisfactory academic performance are eligible for participation in intercollegiate competition or co-curricular activities. Students may not participate in intercollegiate competition or co-curricular activities or student employment if their cumulative GPA falls below 2.00 (C). Additional and higher academic standards may be required by certain specific activities. Students are advised to keep their participation in activities outside the classroom within limits that will allow them to achieve satisfactory academic performance.

Honors Lists

Admitted undergraduate degree/certificate-seeking students maintaining exceptional academic achievement are recognized after the fall, spring or summer semesters on the Dean’s List and the Chancellor’s List. Names of students on the Dean’s List and the Chancellor’s List will be released unless a student places a directory hold on their record.

Dean’s List

To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must be an admitted undergraduate degree/certificate-seeking student enrolled in at least 12 UAA credits graded with academic letter grades and must have earned a GPA of at least 3.50 for the semester. Regardless of the number of credits a student is enrolled in, a NB (no basis) grade or temporary grades of I (incomplete) or DF (deferred) will prevent a student from being eligible for the Dean’s List.

Chancellor’s List

To be eligible for the Chancellor’s List, a student must be an admitted undergraduate degree/certificate-seeking student enrolled in at least 12 UAA credits graded with academic letter grades and must have earned a GPA of 4.00 for the semester. Regardless of the number of credits a student is enrolled in, a NB (no basis) grade or temporary grades of I (incomplete) or DF (deferred) will prevent a student from being eligible for the Chancellor’s List.