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I have been placed on academic suspension. What does this mean? What are my options?

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STUDENTS ENTERING BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY FALL 2010 AND LATER:

Students previously on probation who do not earn a 2.0 cumulative GPA are subject to suspension from the University; however, you will not be suspended if your semester GPA is greater than a 2.0.

Suspensions cannot be lifted unless your grades are adjusted to raise your semester GPA above a 2.0 or your cumulative GPA above a 2.0.

If you are suspended, the Harpur College Deans Office will send a letter to your permanent home address. This letter contains the complete suspension policy and any relevant academic deadlines related to grading and GPA adjustments.

All changes to your GPA must be processed through the Office of Student Records & Financial Aid no later than the University add/drop deadline of the first semester of your suspension. Grade changes that may lead to reinstatement must be brought to the attention of the Harpur Academic Advising Office (AB G18)before the deadline indicated in the letter.

Please note that you can be placed on suspension even if the semester immediately preceding is not a probationary semester. If you were on probation previously, and your cumulative GPA drops below a 2.0, you may be suspended.

Students are generally not eligible for readmission until at least two full semesters (one academic year) have passed since their notification of suspension. Students apply for reinstatement through the Harpur College Academic Advising Office. If readmitted, students are permitted to continue on probation until their overall GPA is a 2.0 or better. Readmitted students who fail to achieve a 2.0 cumulative GPA after readmission are dismissed permanently from the University. However, a student will not be dismissed if his or her semester GPA is greater than a 2.00.

STUDENTS ENTERING BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY BEFORE FALL 2010:

Harpur Students are suspended from the University for one academic year (fall/spring or spring/fall) if they have a semester GPA less than 2.0 and a cumulative GPA below the Academic Dismissal Index after having been on probation in a prior semester.

Suspensions cannot be lifted unless your grades are adjusted to raise your cumulative GPA above the ADI, or your semester GPA above a 2.0.

If you are suspended, the Harpur College Deans Office will send a letter to your permanent home address. This letter contains the complete suspension policy and any relevant academic deadlines related to grading and GPA adjustments.

All changes to your GPA must be processed through the Office of Student Records & Financial Aid no later than the add/drop deadline of the first semester of your suspension. Grade changes leading to reinstatement must be brought by the student to the attention of the Harpur Academic Advising Office (AB G 18) before the deadline indicated in the letter.

Please note that you can be placed on suspension even if the semester immediately preceding is not a probationary semester. If you were on probation previously, and your overall GPA drops below the ADI, you may be suspended.

Students are generally not eligible for readmission until at least two full semesters (one academic year) have passed since their notification of suspension. Students apply for reinstatement through the Harpur College Academic Advising Office.

If readmitted, students are permitted to continue on probation until their overall GPA is a 2.0 or better. Readmitted students who fail to achieve the target GPA after readmission are dismissed permanently from the University.

For more information regarding suspension policies and procedures, visit the Academic Difficulties section of the website.

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