I regret to inform you that you are suspended from Binghamton University for one calendar
year. After having been on academic probation in a previous semester, your cumulative
and semester GPAs are below the 2.00 required for good academic standing, as established
by the Harpur College Academic Standards Committee. You should contact Harpur Academic
Advising to be readmitted to Binghamton University for Fall 2017. Please see information
on page 2 regarding the following: your current winter and spring course registration,
grades, a note for graduating seniors, taking classes at another college or university,
alternative options for your time away and financial aid information.
Please promptly take care of any commitments you may have with Residential Life, Student
Accounts, and Financial Aid. If you have any questions regarding this suspension, please contact the Harpur College Academic Advising Office at (607) 777‑6305. We wish you well in your endeavors.
Additional Information Regarding suspension
SUMMER 2016 & FALL 2016 COURSE REGISTRATION
Courses for which you may have advance-registered for the Fall 2016 semester and any
Summer Session term II courses will be deleted from your record as a result of this
action. Because this notification is coming after the beginning of Summer Session
I, you may remain in any Summer Session I courses in which you might be currently
enrolled. Please note that your standing will not be reviewed after Summer Session.
Please review your grades on the BU Brain and inform us of any errors as soon as possible,
but latest by the add deadline, September 7, 2016. If you expect to have a grade
change, you must talk to a Harpur Academic Advisor between now and the first day of
classes. Please note that any grade of “Incomplete” recorded after May 27, 2016 will
not alter your suspension status. However, other changes, such as processed missing
grade (MG’s), will be considered in determining your suspension status.
Please notify an advisor in the Harpur Academic Advising Office if a change in your
GPA results in
- a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better,
- a Spring 2016 semester GPA of 2.00 or better.
If your current academic record will permit you to graduate within one semester after returning to Binghamton University, then you may petition to reduce your suspension
to one semester and we will allow you to return to Binghamton University in Fall 2016.
You should call the Harpur Academic Advising Office to discuss (607‑777‑6305).
TAKING CLASSES AT ANOTHER COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY
During the suspension period, some students seek to enroll at a different college
or university. If in Fall 2016 you register at a different college for at least 12
credits and if you earn grades of B or better in each of the approved courses in which you enroll, then you may petition through the Harpur
Academic Advising Office to return in Spring 2017. Note that such an early return
requires that the courses that you take elsewhere be approved by the Harpur Academic
Advising Office prior to the beginning of the Fall 2016 semester. Contact Harpur Advising
for the Suspension Transfer Petition Form. Please be aware of admissions deadlines at other colleges, since these requirements differ from college to college. Harpur Academic Advising
can provide a letter indicating your academic standing at Binghamton University should
a college or university require it, but the letter will reflect your suspension.
Students must send transcripts for all coursework taken outside of Binghamton, whether
passed or failed.
Some students choose to seek employment or address personal issues rather than attend
college during the suspension period. This can be a time to strengthen non-academic
skills to assist you when you return to Binghamton University.
FINANCIAL AID APPLICANTS
When you return to Binghamton University after being suspended, eligibility for federal
and/or state aid is not a guarantee. Please contact or visit Financial Aid and Student
Records, Admissions Center, Room 112, or email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can review your eligibility before you arrive back on campus. For further
information about satisfactory academic progress (SAP) standards for financial aid,
please review the following webpage: http://www.binghamton.edu/financial-aid/services/academic-progress/index.html.