Academic Actions of the Mānoa Advising Center, Spring 2010

** At the end of the Fall 2009 semester academic actions, with the exception of Removal from Probation, were not taken due to Mānoa Green Days and the HGEA furloughs.  Academic actions will resume as normal at the end of the Spring 2010 semester.  Grades for Fall 2009 will impact academic actions taken at this time, as they will be included in your cumulative GPA.  **

This webpage is meant to be a general overview of the academic actions taken by the Mānoa Advising Center.  For specific information regarding your situation and options, it is recommended you speak with your academic advisor.

Procedure

At the end of each Fall and Spring semester, the academic records of undeclared (General Arts & Sciences) and pre-major students are reviewed and academic actions are taken by the Mānoa Advising Center (MAC). Academic actions are not taken at the end of summer sessions, and those taken at the end of Spring terms are carried through the Fall semester. More information on the University’s academic policy can be found in the UHM Catalog.

Suspension and Dismissal:  MAC students are informed of academic actions which prevent their enrollment in a future semester via a MyUH alert on their account, an email message, and a letter sent to them by the Mānoa Advising Center. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure their address on record is the most current and accurate, and to notify Admissions and Records of any changes.

Notification of other academic actions (i.e. academic probation, continued academic probation, removal from probation) and warnings are sent via an alert on their MyUH account and an email; no hard copy notice is sent.

Academic Probation

Students are placed on academic probation at the end of any semester in which their cumulative grade point average (GPA) in UHM courses falls below a 2.00. Students on academic probation are allowed to register for classes at UHM, but are required to earn a minimum 2.00 semester GPA at UHM in order to be allowed further registration. Coursework taken at other institutions, including other UH System campuses, do not affect your UHM GPA and will not be considered for the purposes of UHM academic actions. Failure to meet the terms of probation may result in Academic Suspension or Dismissal.

Continued Academic Probation

Students on academic probation may continue to register at UHM and will remain on continued academic probation while their cumulative is below a 2.00 providing they maintain a semester GPA of 2.00 or higher in UHM coursework. Students on continued academic probation must meet the terms of probation every semester for continued enrollment, and will remain on continued academic probation until their cumulative UHM GPA is raised to a 2.00 or higher at the end of a Fall or Spring term. Coursework taken at other institutions, including other UH System campuses, do not affect your UHM GPA and will not be considered for the purposes of UHM academic actions. Failure to meet the terms of continued probation may result in Academic Suspension or Dismissal.

Removed from Academic Probation

Students are removed from academic probation when their cumulative GPA at UHM is raised to a 2.00 or higher when reviewed at the end of a Fall or Spring semester. Coursework taken at other institutions, including other UH System campuses, do not affect your UHM GPA and will not be considered for the purposes of UHM academic actions.

Academic Suspension

Suspension occurs when one of the following situations occurs:

  • A student on probation or continued probation does not meet the terms of probation during a regular semester. (i.e. You were on probation at the end of Fall 2009 and did not earn a 2.00 current semester grade point average in your Spring 2010 UHM coursework.)
  • OR

  • A student who is not on an academic action has attempted 24 or more credits at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) and did not earn a minimum 1.70 cumulative grade point average in UHM coursework.

Students on academic suspension are required to sit-out for one (Fall or Spring) semester. During this suspension period a suspended student will not be allowed to register for any courses at UHM. This includes all regular semester courses and those offered through Outreach College.

Students on academic suspension must reapply to return to UHM and are ineligible for a leave of absence during their sit-out semester. Readmission is guaranteed on a probationary status, provided they meet the following conditions:

  • Have not taken any credit courses at an educational institution during their suspension semester.
  • Submit the Common Application Form to the Office of Admissions and Records, meeting all published deadlines and submitting applicable fees. Information on admission can be found at http://www.hawaii.edu/admrec.
  • Return during the regular semester immediately following their suspension semester.

Students readmitted after suspension are subject to the terms of probation. As suspension can occur only once, a student who does not meet the terms of probation when readmitted after suspension is dismissed.

Academic Dismissal

Students who have been suspended and who subsequently fail to maintain the minimum academic requirements of UHM or their college, school, or program or fail to meet the terms of probation may be dismissed. Such students will be readmitted only in unusual circumstances, and only after they sit-out for a minimum period of a year and demonstrate a readiness to return to UHM.  The procedure for readmission as a pre-major student through the Mānoa Advising Center can be found at (http://manoa.hawaii.edu/mac/acac/s10/readmit). Students admitted on probation may be dismissed if they fail to maintain the minimum academic requirements or to meet the terms of probation.