Scholastic Probation and Disqualification

A student will be placed on scholastic probation if:

  1. the semester GPA falls below a C average (GPA 2.0) for coursework in a given semester
  2. the GPA falls below 2.0 for all work attempted at USD. In either case, the student will be placed on probation for the next semester (or portion thereof if the resolution of incomplete grades leads to a semester GPA of less than 2.0).

The probationary status of a student can be ended only at the close of the probationary semester when the following conditions are met:

  1. C average (GPA 2.0) for all college work attempted at USD, and for all coursework attempted during the semester of probation
  2. there are no grades of incomplete for the probationary semester.

If the student does not end probationary status at the conclusion of the probationary semester, he or she will be disqualified scholastically.

An extension of scholastic probation for one semester only may be considered if a student appeals in writing to the dean of his or her school or college within 10 days of the postmark date on the notice of disqualification. The appeal should set forth the reasons which would justify an extension and the specific plans for raising the GPA.