Academic Progress, Probation, and Suspension
- New full-time, first-time, first-year students must attain a grade point average of at least 1.5 their first semester at Centenary College.
- All other students, including those transfers who are in their first semester at Centenary, must maintain a 2.0 ‘current or cumulative’ grade point average every semester they are enrolled at Centenary.
- Students are placed on academic probation if they fail to meet the above requirements. Students on probation are limited to taking 13 credit hours in the next term and must complete an action plan developed by the Coordinator of the Student Resource Center. Each student’s action plan will lay out specific steps that the student will take to improve his/her academic performance and return to good standing.
- Suspension is automatic for students who fail to maintain the required grade point average for two consecutive semesters. For students who fail to attend college for a semester or more, the term “consecutive semesters” means the two most recent semesters in which the student was enrolled at Centenary.
- Suspension is for a minimum of one regular semester. Students under suspension may not count the summer terms as fulfilling the one regular semester requirement; suspension applies only to the fall and spring semesters. Students who attend Centenary summer school may remove the suspension or probation if they raise their cumulative grade point average above the appropriate level required to remain in good standing.
- Students under suspension must not expect to be admitted to another institution during this semester, nor will any credit undertaken be transferable back to Centenary.
- After this minimum period of suspension the student may apply for readmission to the College. Readmission is not automatic, but if granted, the student is readmitted under academic probation.
A student who has withdrawn from Centenary and who wishes to return must complete a special application form, which is available in the Office of Re-Enrollment. Priority application deadlines are August 1 for the fall semester, December 1 for the spring semester, and June 1 for summer school.
- An interview with a re-enrollment counselor may be required of those who left not in good academic standing.
- All re-admit applicants must submit a letter informing the Re-Enrollment Office of his/her activities since leaving the College and why it is their wish to return;
- Applicants must also supply a letter of recommendation from a professor at Centenary who previously taught them.
- Students who are readmitted after leaving for academic reasons must complete an action plan developed by the Coordinator of the Student Resource Center. Each student’s action plan will lay out specific steps that the student will take to improve his/her academic performance and return to good standing.