University Academic Policy

Probationary Status 

Students whose cumulative SLU grade point average falls below 2.0 are required to apply for probationary status, which allows for no more than two consecutive semesters to improve scholastically and to demonstrate evidence of the capacity to proceed toward a degree. A student on academic probation may not register for more than 15 semester hours, depending on the probation term, and may not make application for a degree.


A student may be suspended from a course, from a school or college, or from the University for academic or disciplinary misconduct. At the time suspension is imposed, the conditions for reinstatement are explained. While under suspension, a student is barred from further registration. Reinstatement after academic suspension requires the approval of the student's academic dean.


The Dean of each degree-granting unit of the University has the authority and responsibility to dismiss a student from the school or college and the University for academic reasons. The conditions under which a student is dismissed are:

1. Inability to eliminate probationary status within the two semesters subsequent to the assignment of probation, or

2. A total grade point deficit of more than 15 points.

A student notified of dismissal for these reasons may apply for transfer to another school within the University under the condition that he or she is eligible for special probationary status in the school into which transfer is requested. To be eligible for this status, the student must:

1. Have a grade point deficit of no more than 20 points.

2. File a Request for Intra-University Transfer Form and attach a written petition for this status.

3. Enclose two letters of recommendation from previous instructors.

Academic Integrity

Student-athletes are responsible for maintaining acceptable academic performance and ethical standards in the classroom. Consult your academic program's guidelines for the rules specific to you. Student-athletes who violate academic ethical standards may be sanctioned under the applicable academic disciplinary policies of their school or college. 


Saint Louis University defines plagiarism as, "the use of someone else's words or ideas without acknowledging that they are someone else's." Plagiarism is passing off someone else's words or ideas as your own. This includes the Internet. Plagiarism is a serious offense. If you plagiarize, you will be required to appear before the Academic Judicial Board. Penalties for plagiarism include receiving a failing grade, repeating the class and/or dismissal from the University. 

Athletic Academic Monitoring

The purpose of athletic academic monitoring is to monitor the academic performance of student-athletes to guide them toward academic success. Academic progress is monitored for all first-year student-athletes and for select continuing student-athletes as determined by the head coach and Billiken Student-Athlete Academic Support Services. Academic progress may be checked at anytime; however, it is primarily evaluated at or about the fifth and 10th weeks of the semester. 

Faculty may receive either electronic (Gradesfirst), written or oral requests for information concerning a student-athlete's academic status/progress. This request will be made directly by Billiken Student-Athlete Academic Support Services staff.  Inquiries will not be made by coaches.  

Mandatory Academic Advising

The purpose of mandatory academic advising is to ensure Billiken student-athletes maintain and complete the proper requisites for graduation. College and department advisors are valuable resources for student-athletes regarding the requirements to graduate. Student-athletes must receive academic curriculum advice from a college or academic department advisor at least once each semester to ensure that they are on track to graduate.

In addition to ensuring that student-athletes enroll in requisite classes, the college or department advisor assists student-athletes in selecting and preparing a plan or program of study. Billiken Student-Athlete Academic Support Services supplements the information of the college or department by ensuring:

1. That student-athletes are in compliance with the requisite number of hours needed to satisfy the requirements of the NCAA, and 

2. That the class schedule of the student-athlete does not conflict with practice or competition schedules

Mandatory Study Hall

Study hall is required for most incoming student-athletes and for most returning student-athletes who have less than 2.7 cumulative grade point average. In addition, coaches and your advisor within Billiken Student-Athlete Academic Support Services may require student-athletes whose academic performance is in need of assistance to attend study hall on a term-by-term basis. 

Earning study hall hours is flexible according to your class schedule and study habits. You get to choose the day and time you study unless you have structured study hall hours. Each study session should be a minimum of 30 minutes and a maximum of 1.5 hours. You will be required to earn anywhere from two to eight hours per week.  

Study Hall Monitor

The study hall monitor presides over the Academic Center in the evening and on the weekends, and may provide academic assistance as necessary and is responsible for upholding the student-athlete code of a conduct. In addition the study hall monitor updates the Academic Support Services staff on any conflicts regarding the Academic Center. Student-athletes who are accumulating mandatory study hall hours in the evening should inform the study hall monitor of time discrepancies before leaving the Academic Center. Failure to inform the study hall monitor of discrepancies before leaving the Academic Center may lead to loss of study hall hours and additional consequences as deemed necessary. 

Please let the monitor know if  you are studying in another area of the Arena so you aren't logged out of Gradesfirst.