Academic Information Quick Reference Guide

Listing of quick reference resources for Academic Advisers.
Topic Answer
Full-time Credit Load 12 or more credits; 12-19 credits is typical
Good Standing 2.0 Cumulative Grade-Point-Average
Warning Status Below 2.0 Cumulative Grade-Point-Average
Suspension Status Student in Warning but receives semester GPA below 2.0; suspension is for 2 semesters, counting summers
Dismissal After 2nd suspension, student achieves below a 2.0 for a semester
Financial Aid Student must complete 67% of registered courses
Drop/add Period Varies; check Academic Calendar
Late drop Varies; check Academic Calendar
When do students register? See Registration Timetable (based on # of credits completed & scheduled)
Scheduling Courses LionPATH; The Art of Schedule Planning
Taking Online Courses Web/Online Coursework
Placement Testing ALEKS placement testing for Math
Transfer Credits Transferring Credit Information, Including Search Tool
AP Credit https://admissions.psu.edu/academics/credit/ap/
CLEP Credit https://admissions.psu.edu/academics/credit/clep/
Course Repeat Policy Student limited to attempt any course a maximum of 3 times. Attempts are defined as earning a grade in a class or late-dropping the class. If a student withdraws from the University (Policy 56-30) these courses will not be counted as one of the three allowed attempts on given courses. A course in which a grade of C or better was obtained may only be repeated if written evidence of consultation is obtained from the student’s adviser. Grades for all courses repeated are factored into CGPA.
Withdrawal http://registrar.psu.edu/leaving_university/withdrawal.cfm
Final Exam Overload https://www.registrar.psu.edu/exams/exam_overload.cfm
Applying for Graduation https://tutorials.lionpath.psu.edu/public/Docs/ApplyGraduation.docx