Academic Suspension & Dismissal | Frequently Asked Questions

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1. I was Academically Suspended or Dismissed Winter 2017. If I would like to attend Fall Semester, do I need to register for the required course(s) and meet with my advisor Fall Semester? (Not applicable for Online Students)

Yes, you will need to register for the required courses and meet with your Academic Advisor. The required course(s) are available online and students are allowed to take these courses online. If you’re interested in these options, you should register as soon as possible for Fall Semester 2017 because classes begin on September 11, 2017. Registration for Fall 2017 Semester begins June 8. You will need to register for the required course(s) no later than September 18, 2017 (Add Deadline) and meet with an Academic Advisor by October 4, 2017 (Drop Deadline).

If you are Academically Dismissed contact the Student Records & Registration Office to request to have your Academic Dismissal lifted so you can register for classes.

  • Phone: 208-496-1000
  • Location: Kimball Building 190

2. I can come back, but only for second block courses during Fall Semester. Would I be eligible to come during this time? If so, would the second block deadlines apply for these requirements?

Yes. You can attend second block course(s) as outlined in your new course options. Second Block classes for Fall Semester 2017 start on October 26, but the same deadlines apply: You will need to add these course(s) by September 18, 2017 (Add Deadline) and meet with an Academic Advisor by October 4, 2017 (Drop Deadline).

If you are Academically Dismissed contact the Student Records & Registration Office to request to have your Academic Dismissal lifted so you can register for classes.

  • Phone: 208-496-1000
  • Location: Kimball Building 190

3. What happens if I fail to meet the Academic Standards again at the end of the semester?

If your cumulative GPA is below a 2.0 you will be Academically Dismissed. If your cumulative GPA is above a 2.0 but your semester GPA is below a 2.0 you will be Academically Suspended.

4. How many credits am I allowed to take when my Suspension or Dismissal is lifted? (Not applicable for Online Students)

When your Academic Suspension or Dismissal is lifted you will be placed on Academic Probation and will be limited to 13 credits.

5. Do the course requirements count as part of my 13 credits that I am allowed to take while on Academic Probation?

Yes.

6. Can I register for more than 13 credits?

No. While on Academic Probation a 13 credit limit is in place to help you be academically successful.

7. Do these required course(s) count towards university elective credit?

Yes. If you haven’t met your elective credit options. Check with your Advisor and Grad Plan to know your options and how they apply.

8. How can I return to Good Academic Standing?

Meet the 2.0 semester and cumulative GPA and complete the ASM workshop by December 15, 2017. Please visit the Academic Standards Webpage www.byui.edu/academic-standards

9. I am on Academic Probation. Are there specific requirements I need to complete while on Academic Probation?

Yes. Whether you return Spring or Fall 2017 Semesters you will need to complete the Academic Success Module (ASM) as part of the requirements to return to Good Academic Standing. The ASM hold is tied to your Academic Probation, it appears on your student account, and it will not prevent registration. You can find this ASM workshop in your I-Learn account, and you should allow approximately 30 minutes to complete it. Please visit the Academic Standards Webpage for additional information at www.byui.edu/academic-standards

10. How long do I have to complete the ASM course on my I-Learn?

For Fall 2017 Semester, you have until December 15, 2017 to complete the ASM workshop.
If you meet the GPA requirements to return to Good Academic Standing but don’t complete the ASM workshop, you will not return to Good Academic Standing and will remain on Academic Probation.

11. When I complete the options of taking the required course(s), meeting with my Academic Advisor, and my Suspension or Dismissal is lifted, do I go back to Good Academic Standing or do I go back to Academic Probation?

You will be placed on Academic Probation. To return to Good Academic Standing you will need to complete the ASM workshop by December 15, 2017. Additionally, you will need to meet a minimum of a 2.0 semester and cumulative GPA.

12. a) What if I fail the required course(s), will I go back on Academic Suspension or be Dismissed? b) Will I be required to retake it, and does it count as one of my four retakes? c) Does the grade earned affect my GPA?

a) If you fail the required course(s), you will earn the failed grade. However, you will not automatically be placed on Academic Suspension. Failing to meet the Academic Standard of a 2.0 semester GPA, will place you on Academic Suspension. Please be advised, that if your cumulative GPA drops below a 2.0 you will be Academically Dismissed.

b) If you fail your course(s) you will not be required to retake the course(s). If you take the identical course again, yes, it will count as one of the four retakes.

c) Yes. The grade you earn in your required course(s) will affect your GPA.

13. What will the meeting with my Academic Advisor consist of?

During this discussion you and an Academic Advisor will identify an academic plan to help you succeed and review the resources available at BYU Idaho to help you resolve past issues.

Campus Students
Phone: 208-496-9800
Location: Chapman 101

Online Students
Phone: 208-496-9900
Email: onlineadvising@byui.edu

14. What if I don't register for the class or meet with my Academic Advisor before the deadline?

If you miss the deadlines your Academic Suspension will stand for the two semesters. If you have been Academically Dismissed and you miss the deadlines your Dismissal will stand.

15. What if I think it would be better to sit out for two semesters for suspension rather than come back immediately?

We encourage you to assess your situation, and if taking two semesters off from school is what you choose, your admitted status will remain in place for 2 consecutive semesters. However, you will be required to attend your next on-track after your Academic Suspension is completed, or you will lose your admitted status. After 2 semesters, your Academic Suspension will be lifted and you will be placed on Academic Probation.

Considerations in making your decision should include: a) Personal circumstances that may need time to be resolved and b) your cumulative GPA. BYU Idaho requires a 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn and be awarded a degree. If you are close to graduating, please consider your cumulative GPA.

16. Will my Academic Suspension or Dismissal be removed as if it didn't happen?

Although your Academic Standing may be changed from Suspension or Dismissal to Probation, to preserve the accuracy of your Academic Record, your Suspension or Dismissal will not be permanently removed off your student record. However, your Academic Suspension or Dismissal will be lifted. If you earn a cumulative GPA below a 2.0 in your next semester you will be Academically Dismissed. Your Academic Standing does not appear on your official transcript, but it does appear on your unofficial transcript.

17. If I am Academically Dismissed from the University and complete these new options, will I be automatically re-admitted to the University?

If you are Academically Dismissed at the end of Winter 2017 semester, these academic enrollment options are available to you for your next on track semester. If you complete these options by the required deadlines you will automatically be re-admitted without having to re-apply to the university. You will need to contact the Student Records & Registration Office to request your Dismissal be lifted so you can register for classes. If you were Academically Dismissed prior to Winter Semester 2017, please contact the Student Records & Registration Office at 208-496-1000 to discuss available options.

18. Can I work on campus? (Not applicable for Online Students)

If you are Academically Suspended or Dismissed you cannot work on campus. If you complete these options, you will be placed on Academic Probation, and you can work on campus.

19. Can I live in BYU Idaho approved housing? (Not applicable for Online Students)

If you are Academically Suspended or Dismissed you cannot live in BYU Idaho approved housing. If you complete these options, you will be placed on Academic Probation, and you can live in BYU Idaho approved housing.

20. Can I continue getting services at the Counseling Center? (Not applicable for Online Students)

If you are Academically Suspended or Dismissed you do not have access to the services at the Counseling Center. If you complete these options, you will be placed on Academic Probation, and you will have access to the services at the Counseling Center.

21. Will my financial aid be affected by these new academic options? (Not applicable for International Online Students)

There are many forms of financial aid and scholarships. You will need to learn about your personal financial aid options and obligations. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at 208-496-1600 or visit their website for information at www.byui.edu/financial-aid.