Probation: How it affects your ME status

Academic Probation (A)

A student at Purdue University shall be placed on academic probation if his/her fall or spring semester or cumulative GPA at the end of any fall or spring semester is less than a 2.0.

A student on academic probation shall be removed from that standing at the end of the first subsequent fall or spring semester in which he/she achieves semester and cumulative GPAs equal to or greater than 2.0.

Any grade change due to a reporting error will result in a recalculation of the GPA and determination of probation standing.

Academic standing will not be assessed in summer sessions.

(University Senate Document 13-11, April 21, 2014)

Core Probation (C)

A student in the School of Mechanical Engineering will be placed on ME core probation if his/her ME core GPA at the completion of any term (including summer) falls below a 2.0. 

Click here to calculate your ME Core GPA (Excel spreadsheet).

Both Academic and Core Probation (B)

A student in the School of Mechanical Engineering will be placed on both ME Core Probation and Academic Probation if both their term GPA and their ME Core GPA falls below the minimum 2.0 requirement.

Probation Requirements

Student’s placed on any probationary (A, B, or C) status will be required to complete a Plan of Success and sign a probation agreement with their Academic Advisor. Failure to do so by the assigned deadline will jeopardize a student’s status within the School of Mechanical Engineering.

While on A, B, or C probation, students are not permitted to be enrolled in more than 15 credit hours, per their probation agreement. Students that do not follow the course action plan within their probation agreement will be violating the probation policy contract and will result in an additional probationary status designation (i.e. adding a second strike on their probationary status). Students are permitted to have two probationary status designations as a Mechanical Engineering Student (as a reminder, students will be required to CODO to another program when designated with their 3rd probationary status).

Three Strike Policy

Mechanical Engineering students will be placed on probation at the completion of each semester if their term GPA is below 2.0, their cumulative GPA is below 2.0, or if their ME Core GPA falls below a 2.0.  If a ME student goes on any type of probation (A, B, or C) for the third time (including the summer term), the student will no longer be able to complete the ME degree and the student will have to CODO to another engineering school or program.  Prior probations before entering the School of Mechanical Engineering will not count towards the three strike policy.  Students that are dropped from the University, due to their overall GPA dropping below the 2.0 minimum, will not be considered for readmission to Mechanical Engineering.

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