A student's academic standing at Centenary is determined by his/her academic performance. A student is either in good standing, on academic probation, or academically dismissed from the University.

Good Standing:

A student must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better to be in Good Academic Standing.

Academic Probation:

A student whose cumulative GPA is below 2.0 may be placed on Academic Probation. A student whose major cumulative GPA falls below a 2.00 during their senior year may also be placed on Academic Probation. A student on Academic Probation will have his/her records evaluated by the Academic Review Board (ARB) and, at the discretion of the ARB, may be given either a probationary semester in which to raise his/her cumulative grade point average to the level required for good academic standing, or dismissed from Centenary University.

A student on Academic Probation may be restricted to a maximum of four classes during his/ her semester of probation.  All decisions regarding reduced course loads, continuance on probationary semester, dismissals, and any exceptions in general to the academic policy of the University are the province of the ARB. Students who are on a probationary semester are not eligible to participate in campus activities i.e., clubs, student government, Greek organizations, interscholastic sports, etc.  Students who are on a probationary semester can continue to use their financial assistance if they qualify as determined through the Office of Financial Aid.  Academic Probation is noted on a student’s transcript.

Students on Academic Probation must indicate their willingness to meet certain criteria established by the ARB in order to remain at Centenary University. Mandatory meetings with the Director of the Academic Success and Advising Center or appropriate support staff once per week are a central part of the criteria. Progress will be periodically reviewed by the ARB. Students not meeting the agreed up on criteria may be dismissed at any time during the semester after a hearing or at the end of the semester if they have not made adequate  academic progress while on Academic Probation.

Academic Dismissal:

A student who is on a probationary semester and who fails to raise his/her cumulative grade point average to the level required for good academic standing after one semester of probation will be considered for dismissal. All students considered for dismissal will have his/her records evaluated by the Academic Review Board (ARB) and, at the discretion of the ARB, may be given either another probationary semester in which to raise his/her cumulative grade point average to the level required for good academic standing, or dismissed from Centenary University. Academic Dismissal is noted on a student’s transcript.

Add/Drop a Course:

When changing courses or withdrawing from a class(es):

  • Student must complete the Add/Drop Form from the Registrar’s Office or click here and have the form completed and signed by their advisor;
  • Bring the completed and signed form to the Registrar’s Office for processing.
  • Courses may only be added during the Add/Drop period (the first five days of the semester).
  • Course dropped during the Add/Drop period do not show up on a student’s transcript. Courses dropped after the first five days up until the midpoint of semester (this date is published by the Registrar on the official calendar) receive a grade of W.  A grade of W has no impact on a student’s GPA. A withdrawal after that date receives a grade of WF.  A WF is calculated as an F in the student’s GPA.

NoteFailure to attend any class or verbal notification to the instructor, faculty advisor, and/or the Student Services does not constitute an official withdrawal. Failure to withdraw officially by following the above procedures will result in a permanent grade of “F” for the course(s).