A student will be placed on academic probation if any of the following occur:
- At the end of any term, the student’s IW cumulative GPA is less than 2.00; or
- In the first year of full-time enrollment the student fails to complete 20 credit hours of coursework, or in a subsequent year of full-time enrollment the student fails to complete 26 hours of coursework.
Any student on probation will be allowed to continue the following term provided they agree to the terms of their Academic Recovery Plan. This requirement will be enforced each semester that the student is on probation. A student on “academic probation” will not be permitted to enroll for more than 15 credit hours unless a petition is approved by the Committee for Academic Standards and Review. (See Academic Petition on page 55) The probationary status is removed whenever the cumulative grade point average is raised to 2.00 or better and the student has completed the appropriate amount of credit hours to meet the requirements stated above.
IW Online students whose IW cumulative grade point average is below 2.00 will be placed (or continued) on academic probation for the following 8 week session. IW Online students will be , and will not be permitted to enroll in more than 6 credit hours unless a petition is approved by the Committee for Academic Standards and Review.
Academic Suspension: Students who do not meet the minimum GPA standards, or are on academic probation for three consecutive semesters without bringing up their cumulative Iowa Wesleyan grade point average are at risk for being suspended from the University. Suspension means no enrollment for at least one academic semester excluding summer. Students may petition for readmission to the university after that time period.
IW Online students who do not meet the minimal standards or have been on academic probation for 3 consecutive 8 week sessions, without bringing up their cumulative IW grade point average are at risk for being suspended from the University. Suspension for IW Online students means no enrollment for at least one 8 week session. Students may petition for readmission to the University after that time period.
Academic Dismissal: Students who do not meet certain minimal standards after the completion of their first year at Iowa Wesleyan, or have already been suspended from the university before and fall below minimum standards are subject to dismissal. Students that have been suspended twice for academic reasons will be dismissed and not readmitted to the University.
Students who fail to meet the terms of their Academic Recovery Plan may be subject to academic dismissal.