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Academic Probation

When a student’s cumulative University of South Carolina GPA at the end of any semester is less than a 2.00, he or she is placed on academic probation.

Probation Chart

The chart below shows the grade point averages required in order to avoid suspension.

Cumulative Grade Hours Attempted (GH) Placed on Probation Continue on Probation
(Avoid Suspension)
Removed from Probation5
12-35  below 2.00 cumulative GPA 1.500 or higher cumulative GPA  2.00 or higher cumulative GPA
36-71 below 2.00 cumulative GPA 1.800 or higher cumulative GPA 2.00 or higher cumulative GPA
72+ below 2.00 cumulative GPA only with semester reprieve* or by college petition 2.00 or higher cumulative GPA

* SEMESTER REPRIEVE: Regardless of the USC GPA, a student may continue on probation and avoid suspension if the semester point average is 2.50 or greater

 

First-Year Students on Academic Probation

First-year freshmen who have less than a 2.00 cumulative grade point average at the end of their first semester of collegiate enrollment are considered at risk. During the first six weeks of their second semester, these students must participate in an academic coaching session before being eligible to register for courses for the third semester. These sessions will provide students with assistance in developing academic skills and learning strategies and will identify other resources they need to meet their academic goals. This requirement is in addition to any made by the student’s college, school, or academic program.

 

Removal from Academic Probation

When a student’s cumulative GPA at the end of any semester is a 2.00 or above, he or she is not on academic probation.

 

Continuing on Academic Probation

Any student who is on probation at the beginning of a fall or spring semester must achieve a certain cumulative University of South Carolina grade point average at the end of that semester in order to avoid suspension. A student may also continue on probation and avoid suspension if the semester grade point average is 2.50 or greater. Standards for continuing on probation are based on the cumulative grade hours the student has attempted at USC.