Major Probation Causes:
- Major GPA < 2.0 or
- lack of progress in major: “Not taking (or not getting passing grade in) any class in major for 2 consecutive semesters”
Major Probation Potential Outcomes:
Due to low major GPA:
- Overall Major GPA ≥ 2.0: removed from Major Probation
- Overall Major GPA < 2.0 but Term Major GPA ≥ 2.0: continued Major Probation
- Overall Major GPA < 2.0 and Term Major GPA < 2.0: subject to Major Disqualification
- Due to lack of progress, it depends on progress (if any) in Major
- Due to low major GPA:
Major Probation Consequences:
- If you are on Major probation (whether the reason is for low major GPA or lack of progress), you could be DISQUALIFIED for the same reason or the other reason
- Major changed to “Undeclared”.
- If your semester major GPA < 2.0 & your overall major GPA < 2.0, you will be DQed
- If you do not make progress in the major, you will be DQed
- Department uses change of major policy for reinstatement
- Both requirements stated in the policy should be met and students will be ranked based on the provided formula (using mainly STEM GPA).
- Enrolling in a major class as an Open University (OU) student without a study plan does not mean that student has been reinstated in the major and the department is under no obligation to reinstate that student even if a significant progress has being made toward a degree.