Academic Suspension Information

Students attending BHSU (and all other state universities in South Dakota) are required to maintain a cumulative (overall) grade point average of 2.0 or above in order to remain in good standing.

Those who do not achieve good standing in any semester are placed on probation and are allowed an opportunity to improve their performance. Students who do not achieve this minimum standard after two semesters are suspended and are not allowed to register for subsequent semesters.

Students can petition to be considered for readmission. Petitions are reviewed by the Academic Standards Committee, and the committee members decide whether the petitioner has presented sufficient evidence to warrant continued enrollment. The Academic Standards Committee's decisions are based upon the strength of the petitioner's appeal, as well as the petitioner's academic history.

Petitioners who successfully appeal their suspension, and students who are admitted conditionally to BHSU, are allowed to register according to certain conditions determined by the Academic Standards Committee. If a student earns a 2.0 or above during her/his probationary semester, s/he will be allowed to continue on probation until the cumulative GPA is raised above 2.0, which is good standing.

Print a copy of the Black Hills State University Academic Appeals Form. 

For more information, call the Academic Affairs Office at 605.642.6270