BYU-Idaho has recently changed the academic policies to better meet the needs of non-traditional, online and campus students, according to the new academic standards Web page. The new academic standards are here to identify and help students who are academically at risk.
1. Instead of the student’s academic standing being determined by three measures of their work, it is now two: Semester GPA and Cumulative GPA.
2. Students’ academic standing used to be determined with 75 percent (SAP), which is the Satisfactory Academic Progress and is calculated by dividing earned credits by attempted credits. SAP will no longer be considered in academic standing.
3. The semester GPA requirement has raised from 1.0 or higher to 2.0 or higher.
4. Students are still classified in academic categories: Good, Warning, Probation, Suspension or Dismissal. Students can find their academic category by clicking on the “student” tab on the BYU-Idaho Web page and looking under “academic summary.”
5. To remain in good academic standing, students must have 2.0 or higher semester and cumulative GPA.
6. If a student’s semester GPA falls below 2.0, then that student will be moved to the Warning category.
7. Students may return to Good from Warning by completing (AASW) Achieving Academic Success Workshop for 2 to 4 hours, completing 0.5 or more credits in a semester and meeting a 2.0 or higher semester and cumulative GPA.
8. Moving from academic warning to academic probation occurs when a student’s semester GPA is less than 2.0.
9. If a student is on academic probation, they are restricted to 12 credits or less.
10. Being moved to academic suspension will occur if a student’s GPA falls below 2.0 for the semester and the student has previously been on academic probation.
11. Students may return to academic probation from suspension after sitting out for two consecutive semesters. Two consecutive semesters away occur regardless of on-track or off-track.
12. Dismissal will occur if the student returns from probation and does not keep their semester and cumulative GPA at 2.0 or higher.
13. A return to suspension will occur to students who return from probation and their semester GPA is below 2.0.