Academic Suspension

Students are placed on Academic Suspension when their cumulative grade point average remains below a 2.0 and, while on Academic Probation, they do not maintain a 2.25 semester GPA. Students receive an email to their UGA email address notifying them of the change to their academic standing immediately following the term in which they are suspended.

Students on Academic Suspension may not re-enroll at UGA until a full fall or spring semester has elapsed. Due to this required break, if you were registered for classes next semester, your schedule has been canceled by the Office of the Registrar. Please consider the following:

  • If you receive financial aid or have already paid your fees, you should contact the Office of Student Financial Aid for further guidance. They can be reached at or 706-542-6147.
  • If you are living on campus, contact University Housing to discuss how this impacts your housing arrangements.

The suspension period is designed to allow students time to take care of themselves and focus their energy on the issues that impacted their academic life at UGA; it is not meant to be a punishment.

While this news may be discouraging, we believe that you have the ability to return to good academic standing and we will continue to support you as you navigate this process. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to the CAES Academic Coach.

The first semester that you return to UGA, you will be required to enroll in UNIV 2800 or 2800E: Returning with Strength and to complete the course with a C or better.  You will also be required to meet with your Degree Completion Team to revisit and modify your strategies for academic success. 

If you are not enrolled for a calendar year or more, you will need to complete a Former UGA Undergraduate Application through Athena. You can find more information about that process here.

When CAES students are placed on Academic Suspension, they are required to first meet with the CAES Academic Coach to discuss what happened during their time enrolled at UGA. Together with the coach, students develop a plan of action to either take more time off or seek readmission by submitting a Reflection & Success Plan.

Requirements for Readmission:

All deadlines must be met. We encourage you to start this process early.

Semester Returning Deadline to Meet with Academic Coach Deadline for Reflection & Success Plan to be Submitted to Academic Affairs
Fall May 1st June 1st
Spring October 1st November 1st
Summer February 1st March 1st

A student placed on Academic Suspension should follow these steps:

  1. Contact the CAES Academic Coach when they are ready to discuss their situation. During their meeting with the Academic Coach, the student will develop a plan for what to do during their time off, when and if to seek readmission, and how to begin the readmission process. The Academic Coach will guide the student through the readmission process and will let them know when they are approved to turn in their Reflection & Success Plan and move forward through the process.
  2. During this time, it is expected that students will reflect on their experience at UGA and identify what barriers prevented them from achieving their academic goals while on Academic Probation. Being placed on Academic Suspension means there have been multiple semesters of unsatisfactory grades, and it is imperative that students have a well thought out and thorough plan of action to implement if they return. The semester off is a prime opportunity to develop a plan and reflect on and address any issues they may be facing.
  3. After meeting with the Academic Coach, the student should follow these steps:
    • Prepare a Reflection & Success Plan
      • Students should discuss what happened while they were at UGA that led to their suspension, what they did with their time off, their specific plan to be successful at UGA, and why they believe they are now ready to return (as opposed to waiting). Students should be sure to include their contact information and answer the following questions:
        • What's different now?
        • How do you know you will be successful?
      • Students should submit this document to the Academic Coach for feedback.
    • Meet with the student's Faculty Mentor or the department's Undergraduate Coordinator
      • The student should provide their Reflection & Success Plan to the Faculty Mentor or Coordinator when setting up their appointment.
      • The student and Faculty Mentor or Coordinator should then meet to discuss the document, and the student should request a letter of support.
      • The student should ensure that the Faculty Mentor or Coordinator submits the letter of support directly to the Director of Academic Advising.
    • Submit the Reflection & Success Plan via email to the Director of Academic Advising. Once both the student's document and faculty's letter of support have been received by the Office of Academic Affairs, an appointment will be scheduled for the student to seek readmission.
    • Dr. Doug Bailey, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, will review the materials and meet with the student, along with the Academic Coach. The meeting will include a review of the terms of readmission.
    • If the student accepts the terms of readmission, the student will be readmitted.

Students scheduling an appointment are required to fill out this form prior to making an appointment in SAGE. Meetings are by appointment only.

For more information on UGA Academic Regulations, please refer to the Bulletin.

CAES Academic Coach

Office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Spring 2023 Office Hours:
Monday, 10:00AM-3:00PM
Tuesday, 9:00AM-1:00PM
Thursday, 9:00AM-2:00PM