Academic Probation

Academic Restrictions

A campus student admitted to the College on restriction is directed to take a limited course load of no more than 14 hours during the first semester and to meet regularly with a member of the Academic Support Team. In addition to this, the student will be directed to make regular use of the College Learning Resource Center as part of her restricted status. A student is considered on restriction for only one semester.

Woods Online students on restriction or probation are limited to six or fewer hours.

Academic Probation

A student will be placed on academic probation when his or her semester grade point average or his or her cumulative grade point average is less than 2.0. The student will be notified in writing of her probationary status, and of the conditions of the probation, by the Office of the Registrar before the start of the next term. Normally, a student may remain on probation for no more that two consecutive terms.


A student may be suspended from the College for one semester or longer if:

A student who is suspended will be notified in writing of the suspension, its duration and the conditions for eligibility to apply for re-admission by the Office of the Registrar before the start of the next term.

Dismissal for Academic Performance

Generally, dismissal from the College is the result of unsatisfactory performance following a student’s return from a previous suspension. However, a student may be dismissed from the College without previous probation or suspension if her academic performance in a given semester is deemed sufficiently unsatisfactory as to warrant dismissal.

Dismissal for Social Conduct

A student also may be dismissed for social cause. Unsatisfactory conduct or influence will result in dismissal from the College. If, in the judgment of the administration, a student is exerting a harmful influence, she may be dismissed without any special act of insubordination. It is understood that students and parents and sponsors of all students accept these conditions.