Classification and Change of Status

"Classification and Change of Status" refers to information about qualifying for the resident tuition, declaring and changing majors, students' classification and standing and taking leaves of absence.

The Cumulative Point Value of all previous semesters is determined at the end of each semester, and the academic standards for probation and retention is based on the Cumulative Point Value.

Note that a CPV of 0 is the minimum required for graduation, in addition to the other graduation requirements.

All Credits Attempted

Minimum Cumulative GPA (Index)







For transfer students, the number of college credits attempted includes all college credits attempted, including those attempted at other colleges, but the index required for retention purposes is the index achieved only at York College.

Example A : A student who enters York as a freshman with no credits transferred, must achieve an average (index) of 1.5 on the first 12 credits attempted.

If the student earns a lower average, he/she will be placed on probation for the following semester. If the student attempts 12 credits the following semester, the student must have a minimum index of 1.75 on the total of 24 credits attempted. If this index is not achieved, the student will be dismissed for academic reasons.

Example B: A student entering York as a sophomore, transferring 24 credits from another college, who registers for 12 credits in the first semester at York, must achieve an index of 2.00 for the 12 credits because the total number of college credits attempted at York and the previous college(s) total more than 24.

If this student achieves less than a 2.00 index, the student will be placed on probation for the following semester.

Generally, students on academic probation will not be dismissed, but automatically continued on probation as long as they achieve an index of 2.00 or better each semester until they have reached the required minimum G.P.A. During this probationary period students who make satisfactory academic progress will continue to maintain their academic standing with the College and their concurrent eligibility for financial aid. Students who fail to achieve the minimum 2.00 index (or any other index required by the academic review process) for any semester while on probation, will be dismissed for academic reasons.

Students are notified in writing by the chairperson of the Committee on Academic Standards when they are placed on probation. A student on probation may enroll for a maximum of 12 credits or the equivalent. In addition, the student whose program includes developmental and/or compensatory courses may register for a maximum of 19 hours of course work. Although you may register for as many as 12 credits/19 hours, you are advised to take fewer.

Students are notified in writing by the chairperson of the Committee on Academic Standards that they have been dismissed for academic reasons after failing to meet the minimum retention standard while on probation.

A student may not be dismissed without being placed on probation for a minimum of one semester.

The retention standards apply to all students, degree (matriculated) and non-degree (non-matriculated) students. Professional programs may have additional retention and progression requirements.

A student who has been dismissed is separated from the University for at least one semester and may not enroll during that period for credit-bearing courses in any unit of the University.

Readmission to York College is not automatic. The student must submit a petition to the Committee on Academic Standards indicating the basis for consideration for readmission.

Written notification of approval or denial will be sent to the student. If the petition is approved, the student is permitted to register according to specific academic standards stipulated by the Committee, where applicable.

The college adheres to readmission deadlines. Students are encouraged to contact the Office of the Registrar regarding the deadline for filing an application.

The student who registers under these circumstances is considered in good academic standing while in attendance.