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2021-2022 Student Handbook & University Policies 
2021-2022 Student Handbook & University Policies [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Advising for Provisional Undergraduate Student Policy AS.029

LU Policy Number: AS.029

Effective Date: 10/01/17

Approval Date: 9/05/17

Revised Date: 02/07/19

Effective Revision Date: 04/01/19

Approved Revision Date:04/04/19

Purpose: To clarify policy and requirements for academic advising of undergraduate students who have been accepted to the University as provisional students.

Additional Authority: N/A

Scope: All Students of CGUS, Life University, University Advisement

Approval Authority: President

Responsible Authority: Academic Affairs- Student Recipients: University Advisement, Faculty Advisors

Publications: 2018-2019 Academic Catalog, Spring 2019 Quarterly Announcements

Definitions: N/A


Policy Title

Academic Advising for Provisional Undergraduate Students Policy

Policy Statement

Provisionally admitted undergraduate students are those who have been accepted into the College of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies and whose academic record does not meet the general admissions requirements for Life University’s undergraduate programs.

Students admitted provisionally to undergraduate programs must earn a quarter GPA of 2.0 or above in their first quarter to avoid Academic Probation.

Provisional undergraduate students must do the following:

  1. Students new to the University must meet with their Specialized Professional Advisor (SPA) prior to the beginning of the quarter in which they are to enter the University. Returning students must make an appointment with their SPA during week 7 of the quarter to determine their schedule for the following quarter.

  2. Complete all required placement testing and transitional courses as outlined in the student’s provisional acceptance contract.

  3. Register for no more than 15 credit hours in the first quarter at Life University, three of which must be LFS 105 Academic Strategies. The student’s SPA must approve all other course selections.

  4. Complete any and all required developmental courses and FYE 101 and LFS 105 with a grade of “C” or higher.

  5. Successfully complete three-quarters with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

  6. Successfully complete 40 quarter credit hours, 20 of which must be general education core courses unless the student is a transfer student and has met all general education core requirements.

If a new provisional student does not meet or fulfill items 1-3 all of the above prior to the start of the quarter, he/she will be administratively dropped from all courses.

During the quarter, provisional undergraduate students will be required to do the following in order to ensure academic progress is being maintained in each of their courses:

  • Meet with their Specialized Professional Advisor (SPA) during weeks 1, 3, 7, and 9 of the quarter.

  • Earn a quarter GPA of 2.0 or better to avoid being placed on Academic Probation.

  • Attend documented study sessions per week at an approved tutoring location, such as Smart Thinking or the Student Success Center.




Other Notes

Revision approved by Academic Affairs on 02/07/19