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Academic Probation, Suspension, and Dismissal

Campus Policy: Academics, Registration

Students who fail to meet the minimum scholastic requirements of the University will be placed on academic probation or be suspended or dismissed. For purposes of measuring this minimum requirement, the GPA is used. Regulations governing academic probation, suspension, and dismissal are applied at the end of the fall and spring semesters.


A student will be placed on academic probation at the end of any semester in which their UH West O‘ahu cumulative GPA falls below a 2.0. A student will remain on academic probation until the cumulative GPA rises to 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. A student on academic probation will be considered to be progressing satisfactorily if, at the end of each successive semester, his/her current GPA for that semester is 2.0 or higher. Students who are placed on academic probation will be required to see an advisor for advising and to register for classes. Registration activities (e.g., add/drop) through MyUH will be prohibited until good academic standing is met.


A student may be suspended if they are on academic probation and fail to achieve a 2.0 for the current semester at the University. Once suspended, the student will be denied continued registration, administratively withdrawn from all classes they may have registered for in a future term, and will not be eligible for readmission for at least one semester (fall and spring), not including summer session.

A student who has been academically suspended and would like to reapply for admission must submit a letter of appeal to the Office of Admissions in addition to the application for admission. Reinstatement to UH West O‘ahu is not automatic and must be approved by the Director for Enrollment Management. Upon acceptance, the student is encouraged to meet with an advisor.

A student who is readmitted after suspension will be placed on probation after suspension. Failure to meet the minimum academic requirements for continued enrollment will result in dismissal.


A student who has been suspended and who subsequently fails to maintain at least a 2.0 semester GPA at UH West O‘ahu will be dismissed. Dismissed students will be readmitted only in unusual circumstances.