Academic Standards

Policy

Academic Support Office
2500 WSC
801-422-2723
academic_support@byu.edu

A student's academic standing at BYU is determined according to the grades that the student earns only at BYU. Academic standing is based on a minimum of 6 credit hours as a day-continuing student. Students enrolled for fewer than 6 credit hours in a semster or term will have their credits combined with those of their next enrollment until at least 6 credits of graded hours have been accumulated, at which point the academic standing is calculated. The following outline shows the conditions and expectations according to the student's academic standing. For further information, students are encouraged to check their current academic standing by selecting Student Academic Record, then selecting Current Academic Standing in AIM.

GOOD Academic Standing
         Under These Conditions                                                        Expectations
When the most recent GPA*
and BYU cumulative
GPA are 2.0 or above and
the student has NOT been
on academic probation.
The student continues to maintain a
2.0 or higher semester/term and BYU
cumulative GPA.
PREVIOUS Academic Standing
     Under These Conditions                                                           Expectations
The same as good academic standing
but indicates a student has previously
been on academic probation,
CAP, suspension, or dismissal.
The student continues to maintain a
2.0 or higher semester/term and BYU
cumulative GPA. However, the student
goes directly to academic probation if
the student has a GPA* below 2.0.
WARNING Academic Standing (Includes a registration block.)
     Under These Conditions                                                          Expectations

When the most recent GPA* is
below 2.0 and the student was in
good academic standing OR When
the most recent GPA* is 2.0 or higher
but the BYU cumulative GPA is
below 2.0 and the student was
on academic warning.

The student is blocked from registrations
beyond the subsequent semester/term
until the student EITHER submits a
completed Academic Improvement Plan
(AIP) to the Academic Support Office by
the appropriate deadline OR the student
earns at least a 2.0 GPA for the
subsequent enrollment (in 6 credits or
more) and has at least a 2.0 BYU
cumulative GPA. Students with less than
a 2.0 BYU cumulative GPA must submit
an Academic Improvement Plan during
each fall, winter, or spring-summer in
which they are enrolled.
PROBATION Academic Standing (Includes a registration block.)
     Under These Conditions                                                         Expectations

When the most recent GPA* is
below 2.0 and the student was on
academic warning OR When the most
recent GPA* is below 2.0 and the
student was on previous academic
standing OR When the most recent
GPA* is 2.0 or higher but the BYU
cumulative GPA is below 2.0 and the
student was on academic probation.

The student is blocked from registrations
beyond the subsequent fall, winter, or
spring-summer until the student EITHER
submits a completed Academic
Improvement Plan to the Academic
Support Office by the appropriate deadline
OR the student earns at least a 2.0 GPA
for the subsequent enrollment (in 6 credits
or more) and has at least a 2.0 BYU
cumulative GPA. Students with less than
a 2.0 BYU cumulative GPA must submit
an Academic Improvement Plan during
each fall, winter, or spring-summer in
which they are enrolled. Students on
probation who earn less than a 2.0 GPA
for a fall, winter, or spring-summer are
academically suspended or dismissed if
they have previously earned a
suspension status.
CONTINUED ACADEMIC PROBATION (CAP) (Includes a registration block.)
     Under These Conditions                                                      Expectations

When a student is returning to BYU
from academic suspension or dismissal
OR When the most recent GPA* is 2.0
or higher but the BYU cumulative GPA
is below 2.0 and the student was on CAP.

The student is blocked from registration
until the student:
  1. Completes an Academic Improvement
  2. Plan and a Graduation Plan.
  3. Has the AIP signed by either the
    supervisor of the student's college
    advisement center or an assigned
    faculty member in the student's major.
  4. Has the graduation plan signed by
    the supervisor of the student's college
    advisement center or by an assigned
    faculty member in the student's major.
  5. Submits the completed forms to an
    advisor from the Academic Support
    Office and completes an Academic
    Contract with the advisor.

Students remain on CAP until both their
cumulative BYU GPA and fall, winter, or
spring-summer GPA are 2.0 or higher in 6
credits or more. Students on CAP who
earn less than a 2.0 GPA for a fall, winter,
or spring-summer are academically
suspended or dismissed. Students on
CAP taking more than one enrollment to
raise their cumulative BYU GPA to 2.0 or
above will need to complete an AIP for
each enrollment on CAP and visit with an
Academic Support Office advisor.

SUSPENSION Academic Standing
      Under These Conditions                                                    Expectations

When the most recent semester/term
GPA is below 2.0 and the student was
on academic probation or CAP OR
When a student fails to comply with
the conditions prescribed by
the Academic Standards Committee.


1. The student is expected to drop his
or her enrollments in day, evening, or
extension classes
(except Independent Study).


2. The student may not enroll in BYU
day, evening, or extension classes
(except Independent Study) for a
minimum of 12 months. During this
time the student is expected to
resolve all problems leading to the
student's academic suspension.
After 12 or more months, the student
is eligible to return. If the student
completes any college-level work
while on suspension, the student
must receive an overall GPA of 3.2
or higher in that course work to be
allowed readmission. The student
should contact the Admissions
Office, D-155 ASB, (801) 422-2507,
for details and pertinent information
about deadlines and expectations for
readmission. Students who have been
academically suspended must submit
applications for readmission by published
admission deadlines, which may be
before the 12 months have passed.

A student with extenuating circumstances
—who has appropriate support and
justification—may appeal the 12-month
period out of BYU through the Academic
Standards Committee. If students are
planning to petition their time away from
the university, they should not drop their
classes and should continue to attend
their classes until after the petition has
been reviewed. If the petition is denied,
the university will drop their classes for
them. The student should contact the
Academic Support Office for assistance.
DISMISSAL Academic Standing
     Under these Conditions                                                      Expectations

When a student is academically
suspended a second time. OR When
a student fails to comply with the
conditions prescribed by the
Academic Standards Committee.

An academically dismissed student may
not enroll in day, evening, or extension
classes (except Independent Study).
After three years a student is eligible to
enroll in evening or extension classes.
A student may begin the process of
seeking an exception to be readmitted
as a degree-seeking student after two
or more years by petitioning the Academic
Standards Committee. If approved, a
student may be eligible to return as a
degree-seeking student three years after
the date of dismissal. In addition to
petitioning, dismissed students must
apply for readmission by the published
admission deadlines. Students on
dismissal will be required to complete
certain criteria in order to be considered
for readmission to BYU such as the
number of credit hours to take while on
dismissal. For specific information, please
​contact the Academic Support Office.

Note: College advisement centers (CACs) may also set registration blocks on students not progressing toward timely graduation. In such cases, students must also meet with their CAC to
have this block removed.

* Fall, Winter, or Spring-Summer