Scholastic Discipline Policy

Specifics about the Scholastic Discipline Policy:

Students on Warning may register for no more than 13 semester hours. They are not required to meet with an academic advisor though encouraged to do so as necessary for help selecting courses, understanding degree requirements and academic regulations, and developing strategies for returning to a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

Students on Supervision are required to participate in AIP as follows: (a) have their registration approved by an academic advisor; (b) register for no more than 13 semester hours; and (c) take any other steps required by the academic advisor (e.g., participating in an assessment by the Counseling Center, seeking the assistance of the Writing Center, etc.). In addition, students on supervision may be required to take GSU 1050, Survival Skills for College, unless taken previously. Students on supervision for a second or subsequent semester must continue to participate in AIP until their cumulative Georgia State GPA is 2.0 or higher. A college may, at its option, require students on probation not to enroll at Georgia State University for one semester.

If students on Probation are allowed to enroll, they are required to participate in AIP as follows: (a) have their registration approved by an academic advisor; (b) register for no more than 13 semester hours; and (c) take any other steps required by the academic advisor (e.g., participating in an assessment by the Counseling Center, seeking the assistance of the Writing Center, etc.). In addition, students on probation may be required to take GSU 1050, Survival Skills for College, unless taken previously. Students enrolling while on probation must continue to participate in AIP until their cumulative Georgia State GPA is 2.0 or higher. GSU 1050 may be taken only once and does not count toward credit hour requirements for graduation. Credit hours enrolled in GSU 1050 count toward the 13-semester hour course load limit for students participating in AIP. Grades received for GSU 1050 are used to calculate the cumulative GPA and the term GPA.

Students on Exclusion are not eligible to enroll in any undergraduate program or under any status at Georgia State University and, therefore, may not participate in AIP. Appeals for exemption from some or all of the requirements of AIP should be submitted to the University Advisement Center. Information about AIP and appeals of AIP requirements is available from the University Advisement Center. Students may appeal their exclusion status. Appeals for exclusions will be reviewed no sooner than the first semester following notification of exclusion.

NOTE: No transfer credit will be accepted for courses taken at other institutions while a student is excluded from the university.

Other Important Information

Number of Withdrawals

Limits on Withdrawals with a Grade of W

  1. Students are allowed to withdraw with a grade of W a maximum of six times during their undergraduate career at Georgia State.
  2. The limit on withdrawals does not apply if a student withdraws from all classes during a term before the midpoint. However, students are only allowed to withdraw from all classes prior to the midpoint twice without having their withdrawals count against the limit. Students who withdraw from all classes a third or subsequent time will automatically receive a grade of WF in their classes if they have reached their limit of Ws.
  3. It is possible that a student will withdraw from more than one class in a particular semester and not have enough Ws left to use a W in all those classes. In that case, classes will be awarded a W based on the date and time the student initiated the withdrawal from that class. For example, if a student had taken five Ws in their career at Georgia State and then withdrew from three of the four classes in which the student was enrolled, the student’s sixth W allowed would be assigned to the class from which the student withdrew first. The student would receive a WF in the other two classes. In these cases, students may make an appeal to the University Advisement Center or their Office of Academic Advisement to shift the W from one class to another. Such requests must be made no later than the end of the semester after the semester in which the student withdrew from the classes. (Whether a student is enrolled in the semester after the semester in which the student withdrew from the classes does not change this time limit.) Students may not shift Ws between semesters.
  4. The following types of withdrawals do not count against the limit on withdrawals with a grade of W:
    a. Hardship withdrawals*
    b. Grades of WF (withdrawal failing).
    c. Grade of WM (withdrawal military).
    d. Withdrawals taken in semesters before Fall Semester 2006.
    e. Withdrawals taken at other institutions.
  5. This policy applies to all degree-seeking undergraduate students. It does not apply to non-degree students (such as postbaccalaureate students).

Students formally withdrawing from all classes may be entitled to a refund of a portion of their fees.

In an emergency situation that precludes personal action to withdraw from classes, a student may communicate with the Office of the Dean of Students.

*Hardship Withdrawal

Students may be granted hardship withdrawals after the midpoint of the semester when nonacademic emergency situations, which prevent them from completing their coursework, occur. For more information on policies and restrictions, please visit the Office of the Dean of Students, Student Center, Suite 300.