Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Sayre Policies

Retention of Students Pursuing Academic Programs Policy

The following standards relating to retention of students pursuing study in undergraduate programs will apply at Southwestern Oklahoma State University at Sayre.

Academic Notice

Academic Notice is designed to alert students to new retention standards and does not become part of the official record. Students with 1-30 hours attempted with GPA between 1.70 and 1.99 will be placed on Academic Notice.

Academic Probation

Students not maintaining satisfactory academic progress, 1-30 credit hours attempted and less than 1.70 GPA or 31 or more credit hours attempted and less than 2.00 GPA will be placed on Academic Probation.

Minimum Performance While on Academic Probation

The probationary student must increase his overall grade point average above probationary GPA’s listed above or earn at least a 2.00 grade point average during the next semester (not to include activity courses or performance courses) in order to continue enrollment on academic probation.

Academic Suspension

Students who fail to meet retention standards while on Academic Probation will be suspended for one regular semester (fall or spring). After the semester of suspension, students may re-enroll on Academic Probation. Students suspended a second time will not be permitted to re-enroll at Southwestern until they establish a satisfactory record at another university.

Note: A student suspended for the first time at the end of the spring semester may attend the following summer semester. Enrollment in this summer semester will be limited to "core academic courses that meet the general education or degree requirements." If work taken in the summer raises the overall retention GPA to 2.00, the student will be removed from probation. If not, the student will be "continued on suspension" for the fall semester.

Note: Remedial courses are zero level and do not count in overall grade point average or the graduation and retention grade point average. Grades of "W", "I", "S", "U", "P", and "NP" are GPA neutral.

Exception - A student who achieved a grade point average of 2.00 or above in the last semester in which the student was enrolled will be considered to be making satisfactory progress, regardless of the cumulative grade point average. (Under these circumstances, a student will remain on probation until a 2.00 cumulative grade point average is achieved.)