Published: May 19, 2023 By

Who Received This Email?
We sent this email on Thursday, May 18, 2023, to undergraduate students who earned academic warning at the end of the semester.

Dear [first],

Your academic record has been carefully reviewed following the posting of grades for the Spring 2023 semester. You have not met the required 2.000 cumulative CU GPA minimum, therefore, you have been placed on academic warning.

Academic warning is serious but recoverable if you take the appropriate actions. For more information, view CU Boulder’s academic standing requirements.

What Happens on Academic Warning?

A registration hold related to your academic warning status has been placed on your record.

Your unofficial transcript will show that you are on academic warning, but this will not appear on your official transcript. Additionally, you are still eligible to enroll in classes as long as you have resolved your hold(s).

If you improve your cumulative CU GPA to 2.000 by the end of your next semester of enrollment after being placed on academic warning, you will return to good standing. Students who do not improve their cumulative CU GPA to a 2.000 but do earn a semester GPA of 2.300 or higher in their next semester of enrollment after being placed on academic warning can continue on academic warning for one additional semester. Students who neither improve their cumulative CU GPA to a 2.000 nor earn a semester GPA of 2.3000 or higher in their next semester of enrollment will be placed on academic suspension. Students can use summer to return to good academic standing, but summer enrollment that negatively impacts GPA will not result in academic suspension or continuation on academic warning.

Federal regulations require students to make satisfactory academic progress in a program of study to be eligible for financial aid. For additional information, see the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy webpage.

Your Next Steps

Review the following to learn more about your next steps:

  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor/coach to map out an academic improvement plan. They will help you explore your options and assist you with the next steps to get your academic career back on the path to success.
  • Contact the Office of Financial Aid regarding the status of your financial aid and/or scholarships.
  • Log in to Buff Portal to view your holds for more information about your status and next steps from your college, school or program.

Please know that you are a valued member of the CU community and we’re here to support you through your academic journey.

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