Academic Action

Academic "good standing" at Utah State University is a USU cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0. Transfer work, or credits earned by exam, will not raise or lower your USU GPA. Therefore, your academic standing is based only on your USU cumulative GPA.

Each term, Utah State University reviews the academic performance of the students at USU. If a student begins a semester on "academic probation," then that student must earn a GPA of 2.0 or higher every semester. Students who earn a GPA lower than 2.0 during a probationary semester are suspended academically.

Students who are academically suspended will be officially notified via their USU AggieMail account, per USU policy. A student on academic suspension will have his or her enrollment closed, and must apply for readmission. The terms of an academic suspension include:

  • First Academic Suspension: A student may apply for readmission after sitting out of Utah State University for two semesters. (Summer semester counts as a semester.)
  • Second Academic Suspension: A student may apply for readmission after sitting out of Utah State University for one calendar year.
  • Academic Dismissal (Third Suspension): A student may apply for readmission after sitting out of Utah State University for five calendar years.

Utah State University cares about the academic success of its students. Although academic suspensions can feel unpleasant for a student, the suspension is designed to give the student a break from school, and a chance to refocus and to return to school as a strong and committed student.  If you become academically suspended, please feel free to contact University Advising, Taggart Student Center 304, 435-797-3373.


Readmission of a suspended student to Utah State University is not guaranteed. Academic success at another institution will improve the prospects for readmission. Readmission is sometimes warranted in other circumstances, as well. See the "Readmission to Utah State University" section for more information.

Suspension Appeals

Students may appeal their academic suspensions, but appeals are granted only in the most extenuating of circumstances. Appeal must be submitted within 30 days of the notice of suspension. Please contact University Advising for more information:

University Advising
Taggart Student Center 304
Logan, UT 84322-0114

Tips for Avoiding Academic Suspension

  • Meet with your academic advisor regularly during the semester, especially if you are struggling or are on academic probation. Find out who your advisor is here
  • Check out the services of the Academic Resource Center! They can help you: with one-on-one learning skills, locate a tutoring, as well as offer excellent resources. Additionally, they are friendly and welcoming. Visit them at TSC 305, or go to
  • Remember the deadlines to drop a class. Your advisor will know the dates, but you can also find the dates on the Registrar's Web page: