Retention and Re-Admission Policies
Retention and Re-Admission Policies
Rogers State University, in
cooperation with the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, has adopted
the following policy relating to retention of students pursuing undergraduate
course work. The policy combines an early notification of students experiencing
academic difficulties with a gradual increase in the overall standards required
for retention/continued enrollment at the University. All courses in which a
student has a recorded grade will be counted in the calculation of the
retention/graduation grade point average (GPA) with the exception of those
courses excluded as part of the Academic Forgiveness Policy, developmental
courses, and activity courses.
Good Academic Standing: Any student who meets the retention requirements as
set forth in this section is in good academic standing.
Academic Notice: Any students with 30 or fewer credit hours, with a retention
GPA of 1.7 to l.99 will be placed on academic notice.
Academic Probation: Any student whose cumulative retention GPA falls below
those listed in Retention
GPA Requirements for a given semester will be on academic probation.
student will remain on probation as long as he/she maintains a current term GPA
of 2.0 each semester until his/her retention GPA is a 2.0. If the student does
not maintain a current term GPA of 2.0, he/she will be placed on Academic
Academic Suspension: Any student who is on academic probation and who does
not achieve a term GPA of 2.0 (excluding activity/performance courses) will be
suspended and will not be eligible for reinstatement until one regular semester
(fall or spring) has elapsed.
student must maintain a 2.0 retention GPA for the duration of his/her college
experience with the exception of freshmen on academic notice. A student will be placed on academic probation if
he/she fails to meet
the following requirements:
Credit Hours Attempted
0 through 30 semester credit hours
Greater than 30 semester credit hours
Any student not maintaining
satisfactory progress toward his/her academic objective as indicated above will
be placed on probation for one semester. At the end of that semester, he/she
must have a semester GPA of 2.0 in regularly-graded course work, not to include
activity or performance courses, or meet the minimum retention GPA standard
required above in order to continue as a student. Students not meeting either of
these criteria will be immediately suspended and cannot be reinstated until one
regular semester (fall or spring) has elapsed. Students suspended in the spring
semester may attend, at the discretion of the University, the summer session
immediately following spring suspension. However, such students may enroll only
in core academic courses which meet the general education requirements or degree
requirements. Only students under first-time suspension status at the University
are eligible. To continue in that fall semester, such students must achieve a
2.0 semester GPA or raise their retention GPA to the required level.
*Note: All courses in which a student has a recorded grade
will be counted in the calculation of the grade point average for retention
purposes excluding any courses repeated or reprieved as detailed in the
University’s Grading Policy, excluding remedial/developmental pre-college
courses and physical education activity courses.
Suspension of Seniors:
University may allow a student with 90 or more hours in a specified degree
program who has failed to meet the retention grade-point average of 2.0 or the
semester GPA of 2.0 to enroll in up to 15 additional semester hours in a further
attempt to achieve the retention GPA requirement. During these 15 hours of
enrollment, the student must achieve a minimum 2.0 semester GPA during each
enrollment or raise his/her retention GPA to 2.0 or above. This senior
suspension exception can be exercised only once per student.
Students who are academically
suspended from Rogers State University will not be allowed to re-enter the
University for at least one regular semester (fall or spring) except as provided
in the suspension appeals process. Any student who has been suspended for at
least one regular semester may apply for re-admission to Rogers State
University. The Registrar will conduct an interview with the student in an
effort to determine if the conditions that led to the academic suspension have
been corrected. If, in the judgment of the Registrar, the student has a
reasonable chance of academic success, he/she will be permitted to re-enter the
The following criteria will apply
to all students readmitted to Rogers State University after serving at least one
regular semester on academic suspension.
students can be readmitted only once.
students will be readmitted on probationary status and must maintain a 2.0
grade point average (GPA) each semester attempted while on probation or
raise their retention GPA to the designated retention level.
a student who has been reinstated be suspended a second time from Rogers
State University, he/she cannot return to the University until such time as
he/she has demonstrated, by attending another institution, the ability to
succeed academically by raising his/her GPA to the retention standard.
Students who feel that they have
had extraordinary personal circumstances which contributed to their academic
difficulties may petition for immediate reinstatement by requesting an
“Application for Suspension Appeal” from the Office of the Registrar,
Markham Hall, (918) 343-7552. If, in the judgment of the Registrar and the
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, the student has a reasonable
chance of academic success, he/she will be permitted to re-enter the University.
If approved, the student will be reinstated for one semester on a probationary
basis and must meet the retention requirements at the end of the semester for
continued enrollment at Rogers State University. Should a subsequent suspension
occur, the student would not be allowed to reapply until such time as he/she has
demonstrated an ability to succeed academically by attending another institution
and subsequently raising his/her retention/graduation GPA to meet retention
To initiate a grade appeal the student should
first discuss the issue with the Instructor and, if unsatisfied, then with the
Dean of the School. If the matter is unresolved, the student may file a formal
grade appeal request with the Dean’s office or with the Dean of Students.
Policies and procedures outlining the grade appeal process are found in the Student