Students may be suspended from the College
- for incurring a significant honor point deficit in a single term or half-term,
- for failure to make satisfactory progress toward a degree, or
- for any other reason deemed sufficient under the policies of the LS&A Academic Standards Board.
Since first year students often experience problems adjusting to college, the Academic Standards Board maintains more liberal policies for them than for other students. As a general rule, unless there is a significant honor point deficit the first term, freshmen are placed on probation and are permitted a second term of enrollment to improve their level of academic performance. Similarly, transfer students are given special consideration unless the first term's work in residence shows marked inability to meet the academic standards of the College. However, there is no automatic, one-term probation period before a student may be suspended from the College.