Academic Probation

According to NU Academic Policies and Procedures (APP):

a student meeting satisfactory academic progression as defined herein, and having a CGPA of 2.00 or above and a GPA in the current semester of 2.00 or above is considered to be in good academic standing. A student who fails to maintain Good Academic Standing based on GPA will be placed on Academic Probation.

If you do not have the required 2.00 minimum semester and cumulative GPA when grades are posted, you will be placed on academic probation. This is a C average.

Impact of the Academic Probation
  • Losing a stipend (less than GPA 2.33)
  • Delay in graduation
  • Additional cost of education (5th year if allowed)
  • May change your desired major/career path


When can I retake the course?


Any student who receives a grade that would prevent academic progress in his or her program of study may enroll to re-take that course
How many times can I retake the course?
There is no limit to the number of times a student may re-take a course or the number of eligible courses for which re-takes are permitted
How will it affect my GPA and CGPA?
All attempts will remain in the student record and on the transcript, and will be counted toward the semester’s GPA, semester CGPA, semester earned credits, semester attempted credits, and total attempted credits. Only the last retake will be counted in the final CGPA and total earned credits.

Limitations of the Academic Probation​

Under no circumstances may a student be on academic probation

  • more than two consecutive semesters
  • for more than three semesters in total
General recommendations
on getting off probation
  • Regular meetings with your advisor
  • Retake the required courses you couldn’t pass
  • Consider taking not more than 4-5 courses
  • 100% attendance
  • Utilize office hours/free tutoring
  • Reduce club activities/part-time work
  • Work on your time management/study skills

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