You will be placed on academic probation if your cumulative grade point average (GPA) is less than 2.0. Our office will inform you of your probationary status.
If you are placed on academic probation, you may be required to:
- repeat courses
- enroll in no more than 18 credit hours
- take courses in reading and study skills
- attend academic progress meetings sponsored by our office
- attend workshops and seminars on academic success
- take advantage of one-on-one or group tutoring sessions offered through the Learning Center
- obtain an advisor's approval to make schedule changes
- enroll in class sections that offer supplemental instruction
If you have been placed on academic probation, you should immediately schedule an appointment to meet with your academic advisor to discuss plans for improvement. We want you to succeed and urge you to take advantage of services and resources
The Undergraduate Catalog outlines minimum grade requirements for all Ball State University students, including transfer students and students on academic probation.
Re-enroll after Probation
If you leave Ball State while you are on academic probation and your absence lasts more than one semester, you need to reapply through the Office of the Registrar. Please complete the Special Undergraduate Application Request
and submit online. The Office of the Registrar will contact you about the next steps.
If you fail to earn a GPA of at least 2.0 during the first semester of attendance, you will be placed on academic probation.
If you do not achieve a 2.0 accumulative average after completing one semester of attendance, you risk dismissal. To continue your education at Ball State, you must earn 2.0 in the next semester and each following semester until your accumulative average reaches 2.0.
After completing 30 earned credits (transfer credit and other credit granted included), to continue your education at Ball State, you must earn a GPA of at least 2.1 in the next semester and each following semester until the accumulated average reaches 2.0.
If You Are Granted an Appeal
Appeals from academic disqualification place the student on academic probation for the next term of enrollment.
The student record is assessed at the conclusion of the each term of enrollment.
Probation means that you are still required to meet university standards.
All students who have fewer than 30 credits earned must receive at least a 2.0 for the next semester (2.1 for all students who have earned 30 or more credits). You should use all the resources available to you such as Learning Center, Advising, Counseling Center, and Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services to have a successful term.
Returning to Ball State after Disqualification
Academic dismissal does not mean that you are forever barred from attending Ball State, nor does academic dismissal imply future reinstatement. If you are academically dismissed, you are ineligible to attend for two consecutive semesters (summer is considered a semester).
To apply for reinstatement, please complete the Special Undergraduate Application Request online. If you have questions, please call 765-285-1722 or email us.
Applications must be completed and returned to our office by the deadline. The application will be reviewed by the Admissions and Credits Committee.
A decision to reinstate a student by the Admissions and Credits Committee is readmission to Ball State University, not readmission to a specific college or department.
A student denied reinstatement may apply no more frequently than at one year intervals. Following a second disqualification, a student may request to be reinstated a minimum of three years following the disqualification.
If you have questions regarding your individual course grades, you should contact the instructor to discuss the matter. All grade changes must originate with the instructor and pass through the academic department for approval. They are finally routed to the records office in Lucina Hall, where they are processed on the same day they are received.
If you discuss a grade with your instructor and if a grade change is coming to your record, have the instructor notify and confirm the change immediately by sending an email so that we may figure your grade point average (GPA).
All emails will be verified against the individual(s) listed as course instructor(s) of the class.
If you are appealing a grade, see the Grade Appeal Policy.