Scholastic Standing (Academic Probation)
Franklin College has specific academic standards that students must maintain in order to remain at FC.
Students are required to maintain a minimum GPA in order to be considered in good academic standing, which varies based on grade level:
|Freshman:||0-26 Credits||Cumulative GPA of 1.6 for the first semester, 1.8 cumulative up to 26 credits|
|Sophomore:||27-57 Credits||Cumulative GPA of 1.9|
|Junior/Senior:||58+ Credits||Cumulative GPA of 2.0|
Note: these requirements were changed in 2004 and may not be up-to-date on all websites or in all catalogs.
In addition, any student with a GPA of 1.0 or lower can be automatically dismissed from Franklin College.
Freshmen and sophomores who do not meet the required GPA for their class standing (unless it is lower than 1.0) must be placed on academic probation. Academic probation requires that students develop a strategy plan with the help of the director of academic resources. They are required to enroll in ASC085 Academic Strategies II. (Juniors and seniors are also encouraged to participate in these courses.)
Freshmen and sophomores on academic probation are also required to report to a Scholastic Standing Counselor (SSC). The SSC is a faculty or staff member who will work with the student throughout the semester to encourage and support the academic success of the student.
In addition to enrolling in ASC085, meeting with an SSC, and doing strategic academic planning, students on academic probation may have additional requirements to fulfill before being returned to good academic standing.
If you feel that your GPA is in danger, please use the resources available to you in the Academic Resource Center before it is too late. You may contact the director of academic resources and/or your academic advisor if you need further guidance on this issue.
Click here to learn more about Academic Success Courses.