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Dismissal

         Students are academically dismissed if they have been suspended once before in their
         career at Cornell, have been readmitted, and are now being suspended for a second time.
         Such students are not permitted to apply for readmission to the College.

The Academic Standing Committee reviews students’ records after each Block. The conditions
under which students are liable for a notification or sanction are described below.

1. After each of Blocks 1-3 or 5-7 (see Fig. 1) students are:
    a. Given an ACADEMIC WARNING
             i. if their cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 (Note: first-Block students are allowed
                   one C- before this category applies to them.), or
            ii. if the average GPA of their four most recent courses falls below 1.25.
    b. Placed on ACADEMIC PROBATION
             i. if they receive a second grade of F or NC within a semester.
            ii. if their cumulative GPA is below 2.00 and the average GPA of their four most
                   recent courses falls below 1.25.

2. After each semester, students are:
    a. Reviewed for grade performance (see Fig. 2) and
             i. Given an ACADEMIC WARNING if their cumulative GPA is above 2.0, but their
                   semester GPA is between 1.25 – 1.99.
            ii. Placed on ACADEMIC PROBATION if their cumulative GPA is above 2.0, but
                   their semester GPA is below 1.25.
           iii. Placed on ACADEMIC PROBATION if their cumulative GPA is below 2.0 and
                   semester GPA is between 1.25 – 1.99.
           iv. Continued on ACADEMIC PROBATION if their cumulative GPA is below 2.0 and
                   their semester GPA above 2.0.
            v. Subject to SUSPENSION from the College if they have been on ACADEMIC
                   PROBATION for a semester and their semester GPA is below 2.0.
           vi. Subject to SUSPENSION from the College if their cumulative GPA is below 2.00
                   and their semester GPA is below 1.25.
    b. Reviewed for earned credit (see Fig. 3) and
             i. Given an ACADEMIC WARNING if they will be unlikely to be graduated in four
                   years (32 Blocks). (See Fig. 4)
            ii. Placed on ACADEMIC PROBATION if they will be unlikely to be graduated in
                   four and one-half years (36 Blocks). (See Fig. 4)
           iii. Placed on ACADEMIC PROBATION, at the Committee’s discretion, if they have
                   lost two course credits during that semester (note – the first vacation Block
                   taken in any academic year is not counted as a lost course credit). Students are
                   considered to have lost a course credit if they:
                             (a) take more than one vacation Block per year;
                             (b) receive a grade of F or NC; or
                             (c) withdraw from a course with a grade of W or WR. The words
                             “withdraw” and “withdrawal” refer to those situations in which students
                             receive a W or WR notation on their transcripts.

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