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The Registrar's Office will verify the enrollment of students for insurance, employment, or other
purposes as requested. In reporting enrollment status to organizations or agencies outside the
College, students enrolled for a minimum of three Block credits (12 semester hours) per
semester will be reported as "full-time." Students enrolled for two Block credits (eight semester
hours) per semester will be reported as "half-time," and students enrolled for fewer than two
Block credits per semester will be reported as "less than half-time." Students can print
enrollment verifications through the Registrar's Office secure web site.

Academic Review: Warning, Probation, and Suspension

The Academic Review Process is intended to help students meet the standards required for
graduation. The Academic Standing Committee regularly reviews the academic record of all
students enrolled in the College. Students are expected (a) to maintain a cumulative grade point
average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher, and (b) to earn one course credit every Block, so that they will
graduate in four years. Students may lose one course credit over their four years and still
graduate at the end of four years. Students are expected to earn at least 7 course credits during
their first year, at least 15 by the end of their sophomore year, and at least 23 by the end of their
junior year. Students must earn 31 credits to graduate. Transfer students and students who
withdraw from Cornell and then re-enter are assigned a class standing (e.g., sophomore) and are
expected to keep up with their class. (See also Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.) When
students fall below or are at risk of falling below GPA expectations or falling behind on course
credits necessary for graduation, they are subject to academic notifications and sanctions.

Students who are in academic difficulty are expected to work with their instructors, their
academic advisors, the Coordinator of Academic Support and Advising, members of the
counseling staff, the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Registrar, other professionals, and
their parents to identify and resolve the problems that are causing their academic difficulties.
Students in academic difficulty should give serious thought to revising their registrations to
include courses in which they have a greater chance of success. Failure to heed these
notifications and to seek appropriate help may lead to continued academic difficulty which may
result in suspension and dismissal.

The gradations of notifications and sanctions issued by the Committee are described below.
These notifications and sanctions are arranged in order of seriousness.


         Academic Warning is an indicator that the student may become liable for a more serious
         academic sanction, including Suspension, if grades do not improve or the student does
         not earn academic credits. Students on Warning have no restrictions on their right to
         take courses and participate in all the activities of the College. However, they need to
         monitor their activities to make sure that they do not fall into greater academic difficulty.

         A student on Warning may be subject to suspension at the end of a semester for an
         extremely poor academic performance (see A student on Warning may be
         required to draw up, sign, and fulfill a Learning Contract. The Contract will bind the
         student to additional conditions in order to continue as a student at Cornell.

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