Academic Standards
 

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 the accrual of 6 credit hours or more as a day-continuing student. Students enrolled for fewer than 6 credit hours in a semester 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 chart below explains the required GPA values and assumes students are earning 6 or more credits to calculate standards according to policy. Please note that independent study classes, evening classes, or extension classes may or may not impact academic standing. For a detailed explanation, or for other questions, please contact the Academic Support Office (ASO). 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 on MyMAP.

GOOD Academic Standing
         Under These Conditions                                                        Expectations
When the most recent semester/term
GPA and BYU cumulative
GPA are 2.0 or above and
the student has never 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 semester/term GPA
below 2.0.
WARNING Academic Standing (Includes a registration block.)
     Under These Conditions                                                          Expectations

When the most recent semester/term
GPA is below 2.0 and the student was in
good academic standing OR when
the most recent semester/term 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 completes an 
Academic Improvement Plan (AIP)
and has it approved by the college
advisement center (CAC) advisor and/or
assigned faculty mentor by the
appropriate deadline. If students earn
at least a 2.0 semester/term GPA for the
subsequent enrollment and have at least
a 2.0 BYU cumulative GPA, they will return
to good standing once grades are officially
processed. Students with a semester/term
GPA of 2.0 or higher but with less than a 2.0
BYU cumulative GPA will remain on warning
and must complete an AIP during each
enrollment until they return to good
standing. 
PROBATION Academic Standing (Includes a registration block.)
     Under These Conditions                                                         Expectations

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

The student is blocked from registrations
beyond the subsequent semester/term 
until the student completes an AIP and has
it approved by the college advisement
center (CAC) advisor and/or assigned
faculty mentor by the appropriate deadline.
If students earn at least a 2.0 semester/term
GPA for the subsequent enrollment and
have at least a 2.0 BYU cumulative GPA,
they will earn previous standing once grades
are officially processed. Students with a
semester/term GPA of 2.0 or higher but with
less than a 2.0 BYU cumulative GPA will remain
on probation and must complete an AIP during
each enrollment until they earn previous
standing. Students on probation who earn
less than a 2.0 semester/term GPA
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 semester/term
GPA is 2.0 or higher but the BYU
cumulative GPA is below 2.0 and the
student was already on CAP.

The student is blocked from registration
until the student:
  1. Completes an AIP and a graduation plan.
  2. Has the AIP approved by the
    student's college advisement center (CAC)
    advisor and/or faculty mentor. 
  3. Has the graduation plan signed by
    the CAC advisor and/or faculty mentor.
  4. Meets with an ASO advisor to discuss
    the approved AIP and signed graduation
    plan.

Students remain on CAP until both their
cumulative BYU GPA and semester/term
GPA are 2.0 or higher. Students on CAP who
earn less than a 2.0 semester/term GPA
are academically suspended or dismissed.
Students on CAP taking more than one
enrollment to raise their cumulative BYU GPA
to 2.0 or higher will need to complete an AIP for
each enrollment on CAP and visit with the
CAC advisor and ASO 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.
The student can apply for readmission
to take classes one calendar year after
the suspension status went into effect.
The student must apply by the deadlines
published by the BYU Admissions Office.
If the student completes any college-level
work while on suspension, the student
must earn a GPA in those courses that
complies with policies from the BYU
Admissions Office. The student
should contact the Admissions
Office, D-155 ASB, (801) 422-2507,
for details and pertinent information
about deadlines and expectations for
readmission. 


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.

The student is expected to drop enrollments in
day, evening, or extension classes (except
Independent Study). The student may not enroll
in day, evening, or extension classes (except
Independent Study) for a minimum of three
years. After three years a student is eligible to
enroll in evening or extension classes.
A student may begin the process 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 deadlines published by the BYU Admissions
Office. Students on dismissal will be required to
complete certain criteria in order to be considered
for readmission to BYU, including taking credits
through another institution or via Independent
Study and earning a GPA in those courses that
complies with policies from the BYU Admissions
Office. For specific information, please
​contact the Academic Support Office.