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Academic Suspension FAQ

This page provides answers to common questions students might have about academic suspension at Aims. Click on the links below to view the questions and answers for other student enrollment and records-related topics.

An academic suspension results when a student on academic probation (cumulative GPA below 2.00) does not show progress toward good academic standing (term GPA below 2.00).

Yes. The Academic Standards Policy differs from the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy. Any concerns regarding your Financial Aid status and eligibility should be directed to the Financial Aid Office.

No, this Academic Suspension applies only to your status at Aims.

You will receive an email to your email account, coming from, from the Registrar notifying you of Academic Suspension status and a registration hold will be placed on your record.

If you have already enrolled for future semesters, your classes will be dropped when placed on suspension.

Yes, you may appeal your suspension if extenuating circumstances exist. These circumstances include factors beyond your control (e.g., family emergency, serious illness, death in family, etc.) and must be documented.

If you wish to enroll, you must file an appeal by the deadline stated in the suspension letter and on the Academic Suspension Appeal Form. Otherwise, you must sit out for one term.

Second suspension students must sit out one calendar year. Third suspension students must sit out two calendar years. Students will be expelled after the third suspension.

The Academic Standards Appeals Committee will review each appeal form and render a decision. Students are called and emailed to their email account with the decision. 

First, you will need to fill out an Academic Suspension Reentry Plan with a Suspension Advisor, for the term in which you wish to reenter. You must also demonstrate academic progress in subsequent terms by achieving a 2.00 term GPA. A hold will remain on your academic record as long as the cumulative GPA is below a 2.00. You must also meet the conditions set forth by the Academic Standards Appeals Committee.

You must sit out one term for the first suspension or sit out one calendar year for the second suspension.

You will need to reapply for admission if you sit out for one calendar year and develop an Academic Suspension Reentry Plan with a Suspension Advisor, for the term in which you wish to reenter. 

You may review the complete policy on the Academic Standards page.