Policies and Definitions

Academic Warning

Students will be placed on academic warning when they have one of the following:

  • A Luther GPA of less than 2.00 but above the minimum level for academic probation; or
  • A Luther GPA of 2.00 or higher but have obtained a semester GPA of less than 2.00 and higher than 0.99

The academic record of students who remain on academic warning for more than one semester will be reviewed for possible placement on academic probation.

Academic Probation

When a student’s cumulative GPA falls below minimum GPA listed below.

Hours                    Minimum Cumulative GPA

0-26                       1.75

27-59                     1.90

60-93                     2.00

94-                          2.00

A student will also be placed on Academic Probation when their Luther cumulative GPA is at or above these minimum GPA guidelines and they obtain a semester GPA of less than 1.00.

Academic Dismissal

Students will be dismissed from Luther College when their cumulative GPA falls below 1.00. Students on academic probation also risk dismissal from Luther College. Full-time students on probation will be dismissed if:

  • they remain on academic probation for three consecutive semesters
  • they fail to adhere to the conditions of enrollment established by the Committee on Academic Progress
  • if they earn a term GPA of less than 2.00 (12 hours minimum fall or spring, 4 hours minimum January term), unless the term GPA raises the cumulative GPA above the minimum level for academic probation.

The college reserves the right at any time to dismiss any student who was not previously on academic probation.

The time period of dismissal will be for at least one semester (fall or spring). Students requesting to return to Luther after the dismissal period must have approval from the Committee on Academic Progress. Students may initiate the readmission process by contacting the Registrar’s Office, (563) 387-1167.