Scholastic Standing Policy Online Resource Guide
This information is intended for all Rutgers-Camden College of Arts and Sciences or University College students. The purpose of this information is to ensure that all students have a detailed understanding of the various scholastic standing policies, as well as, knowledge of the academic support services offered to College of Arts and Sciences students.
Scholastic Standing is determined twice a year at the conclusion of the Fall term and again at the conclusion of the Spring term by the Faculty Committee on Scholastic Standing. Information about the committee can be found online at https://catalogs.rutgers.edu/generated/cam-ug_0608/pg27372.html
Students who have at least a 2.00 cumulative grade point average and whose term grade point average was at least a 2.00 are in good academic standing with the college.
Poor Academic Performance
Students whose cumulative grade point average is below a 2.00 are defined as having poor academic performance and can be placed into 3 different scholastic standing categories: academic probation, continued probation or dismissal. Students with a cumulative GPA of between a 2.00 and a 2.30 will be placed on Academic Warning. A full description of each of the categories follows this slide.
All students who earn a cumulative grade point average of between a 2.00 and a 2.30 are placed on academic warning. Students are sent a letter to their home address on file with the university notifying them of their academic warning status for the upcoming semester.
Students will be removed from academic warning once they achieve a cumulative grade point average of above a 2.30.
All students who have a cumulative grade point average of under a 2.00 at the end of either the Fall or Spring terms are placed on academic probation. This is provided that the student was either in his/her first term at Rutgers or had a cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.00 at the conclusion of the prior full academic term.
Students are sent a letter to their home address on file with the university notifying them of their academic probation status for the upcoming semester.
All students also will have an academic hold placed on their registration privileges and will only be able to make changes to their registration by visiting one of the Assistant Deans in the Academic Advising Office on the 2nd Floor of Armitage Hall.
Students will be removed from academic probation if their cumulative grade point average is at least a 2.00 at the conclusion of the probation term.
Students on academic probation who do not earn a cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.00 at the conclusion of the probation term will either be dismissed from the university or placed on continued probation depending of the decision of the Faculty Committee on Scholastic Standing. Students will be notified in writing as to the decision.
Students who were on academic probation and who failed to raise their cumulative grade point average to at least a 2.00 may be placed on continued probation as opposed to being dismissed. Students are sent a letter to their home address on file with the university notifying them of their continued probation status for the upcoming semester.
Students who are placed on continued probation are sent specific requirements as to what term grade point average they must achieve, the maximum number of credits for which they are allowed to register and any additional conditions such as meeting with university staff members on a regular basis.
Students who are placed on continued probation are typically required to earn a 2.50 term GPA, register for no more than 12 credits and meet on a regular basis with the Learning Specialist at the Rutgers-Camden Learning Center to develop an academic game plan for the upcoming term.
Students who fail to meet all of the conditions of their continued probation most likely will be dismissed from the university unless they also raise their cumulative grade point average to at least a 2.00.
Students who meet all of the conditions of their continued probation, but who still have a cumulative grade point average of below a 2.00 will be placed on continued probation for an additional term.
The Scholastic Standing Committee may direct for students to be dismissed from the college if they fail to meet the conditions of their probation or continued probation status.
Students may also be dismissed if their cumulative grade point average drops below the following levels:
- 1.400 after 22 to 56 attempted Rutgers-Camden credits
- 1.700 after 57 to 88 attempted Rutgers-Camden credits
- 1.900 after 89 or more attempted Rutgers-Camden credits
Students who have have been dismissed by the college in the Spring semester will be sent a letter to their home address explaining the decision and how students can appeal this dismissal to the committee. Students will also be instructed on how they can apply for readmission once dismissed if their appeal is unsuccessful.
If students receive a dismissal notification in the Fall semester, due to time constraints of mid-term dismissals and the effect it has on students to register at community colleges, students will be given an opportunity to improve their academic studies and to demonstrate their ability to do college-level work. If, after the following (Spring) semester, no improvement is evident and the student fails to achieve a 2.5 term average or higher, dismissal is imminent.
Readmission After Dismissal:
Students who have been dismissed from the college for academic reasons may appeal for readmission provided they have not previously been dismissed.
Students can visit the following website: https://fas.camden.rutgers.edu/ccas-scholastic-standing-committee/ to download a readmission appeal form. Students are instructed to complete and submit the form online via Maxient. Please note: All relevant documentation such as transcripts from another institution needs to be included with the form to be considered for readmission.
Dismissed students are instructed to enroll at an accredited academic institution and earn at least 12 transferable credits with at least a 2.5 GPA in order to be considered for readmission (note: if students take more than the 12 credit minimum, they must still earn at least a 2.5 total GPA to be considered for readmission). Students seeking to be readmitted in the Fall term must submit readmission forms by August 15 and by January 1 to be considered for Spring term readmission.
Important Resources for Students on Probation:
Rutgers-Camden Learning Center – students can avail themselves to a variety of support services including individual tutoring and writing assistance, academic coaching, supplemental instruction review sessions, academic support workshops and are able to make tutoring appointments online at https://learn.camden.rutgers.edu
Ajeenah Nuriddin-Little, Director email@example.com
RJ Portella, Learning Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic Advising Office – students can meet with Assistant Deans to obtain registration and academic advising information
Danyelle Thurman, Asst. Dean email@example.com
Repeated Course Policy:
Students receiving a grade of D or F in a course may use the repeat course option UP TO FOUR TIMES at any time during the course of their degree program. Exercise of this repeat course option is subject to the following restrictions:
- This applies only to courses taken at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
- The option may be exercised only once for each course.
- Students opting to repeat must indicate their intent by prefixing the symbol R to the credit value of the course at the time of registration.
- Curriculum requirements in some departments and programs may exclude students from using this option. Students should consult their department chair or program director for eligibility.
Both the original and the repeated course grade appear on the student’s permanent academic record, but only the better of the two grades of the repeated course is computed in the cumulative grade-point average.
Degree credit is allowed only once, when the course is passed the first time.
Retroactive Semester Withdrawals:
Students may petition the Scholastic Standing Committee to appeal for a retroactive semester withdrawal for coursework that has been completed and assigned a grade.
Ordinarily the committee considers petitions for a retroactive semester withdrawal no later than 1 year after the conclusion of the term in which the course(s) was(were) taken.
Students can obtain instructions and the necessary form to complete at the following website: https://fas.camden.rutgers.edu/ccas-scholastic-standing-committee/. Please note: All relevant documentation needs to be included with the form to be considered for a retroactive withdrawal.
Students will be notified in writing by the Chair of the Scholastic Standing Committee as to the outcome of their appeal.
Academic Forgiveness Policy:
Students who have under a 2.00 cumulative grade point average and who have been not enrolled at any Rutgers University campus for at least ten successive semesters may be eligible for academic forgiveness from one entire term of coursework or 12 total credits of coursework. Courses that are granted forgiveness will still have the original grade appear on the student’s transcript; however, the grades for these courses will not factor into the student’s cumulative grade point average. An e-credit prefix will be placed on the transcript which notes that academic forgiveness has been granted for the course. Students can obtain instructions and the necessary form to complete at the following website: https://fas.camden.rutgers.edu/ccas-scholastic-standing-committee/.