Academic Standing

Dean's List

Students who attempt twelve graded credits during a fall or spring semester and earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher will earn Dean's List honors. Students earning a perfect 4.00 grade point average on twelve graded credits attempted will earn High Dean's List honors.

Academic Warning

Any time a student fails to achieve a semester grade point average of 2.0, the student will be placed on academic warning. Students on academic watch are encouraged to work with their faculty advisors and the Office of Student Success to develop strategies for improvement during the following term.

Academic Probation

The first time any student fails to achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0, the student will be placed on academic probation for the following semester. First-time probation students are automatically enrolled in IN110 Strategies for Academic Success. Students on probation are contacted via a letter from the Registrar at the end of each grading period.

Academic Suspension

After one semester of probation, if the cumulative grade point average is not 2.0, or the term GPA is not 2.25, the student may be suspended from the university. A student may also be suspended if the cumulative Millikin grade point average falls below the following suspension schedule:

Semesters of Study

Millikin GPA

After two semesters


After four semesters


After six semesters


Under certain circumstances, special permission can be given by the Council on Student and Academic Standards to allow a student to remain on probation for an additional semester.