To be “in good academic standing” means that a student is eligible or has been allowed to register for and undertake academic coursework at the college for the term in question.
All students not on academic probation are considered to be in good academic standing and are eligible to participate in extra-curricular activities. Any Buffalo State student with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above, on academic warning, or on academic probation is eligible to register for coursework at Buffalo State.
Any student—freshman or transfer—whose first-semester GPA is less than 2.0 and who has not met any other terms for academic dismissal will be on academic warning in his/her second semester of study at the college.
First-semester students whose GPA is less than a 1.0 are subject to dismissal from the college, but may choose instead to participate in our First-Semester Recovery program. Students who opt in the First-Semester Recorvery program agree to participate in an intensive academic warning semester with required intrusive advising appointments and mandatory academic skill building activities in order to quickly return themselves to good academic standing at Buffalo State.
First-Semester Recovery Program
This program is specially designed for undergraduate students who have just completed their first semester at Buffalo State and who are in danger of being dismissed by the college. In order to participate in the First-Semester Recovery Program, students must opt-in to the program by by completing a specific set of requirements by the stated deadline (please refer to the First Semester Recovery letter sent to eligible students for more details) and then complete a series of programmatic requirements during their second semester at Buffalo State that are designed to return students to good academic standing with the college.
A student whose cumulative GPA is less than 2.0 after the second semester of study at Buffalo State is automatically on academic probation, but they may also be dismissed if they meet any of the criteria for academic dismissal.
Students may be dismissed from the college for the following reasons:
1. Unsuccessfully completing (i.e., E, F, U, I, N, X, or W) one half or more of a semester’s work
2. Failing to satisfy Academic Warning or Academic Probation requirements
3. Failing any course for the third time
4. Failing to complete basic skills requirements (e.g., the Intellectual Foundation’s Basic Communication and Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning requirements) by the end of their sophomore year
5. Determination of an academic misconduct offense
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