Honor Scholar

An undergraduate student in good standing earning 12 or more semester hours in a semester with a GPA of 3.50-4.00 is distinguished by being identified as an honor scholar. A GPA of 4.00 is noted with an asterisk "*".

Scholar

An undergraduate student in good standing earning 12 or more semester hours in a semester with a GPA of 3.00-3.49 will be designated on the list of scholars.

Graduation with Honors

Graduation with honors at the baccalaureate level requires a minimum of 60 semester hours at UAH. Honors will be determined by the grade-point average for the last 60 semester hours of coursework taken at UAH or the overall GPA for all coursework taken at UAH, whichever is higher. The academic terms containing the last 60 semester hours of coursework taken at UAH will be identified and the GPA of all UAH courses taken during those terms to satisfy graduation requirements will be computed and the honors will be determined as follows:

  • If the GPA computed as above is 3.90 or above, the student graduates summa cum laude
  • If the GPA computed as above is 3.70 or above (but below 3.90), the student graduates magna cum laude.
  • If the GPA computed as above is 3.40 or above (but below 3.70), the student graduates cum laude.

Honors Convocation

The University faculty recognizes and honors those students who have attained academic excellence at a convocation held in the spring of each year. At the Honors Convocation, students who have been inducted into the honor societies, who have been named to the dean's list in each college, and who have attained excellence in academic programs are recognized.

Academic Warning, Probation, and Dismissal

In order to be in good academic standing, students must maintain a grade point average above the Academic Action Threshold (AAT), which varies according to classification. For freshmen and sophomore students, the AAT is 1.9; for juniors and above, the AAT is 2.0. A student whose semester GPA at UAH falls below the applicable AAT will be placed on academic warning, probation, or dismissal.

Academic Warning

Students are subject to academic warning if they are in good standing and earn less than the applicable AAT for the semester; or if they earn the applicable AAT or greater for the semester but the UAH cumulative is less than the applicable AAT.

Probation

Students are subject to academic probation if they are on academic warning and the current semester GPA is less than the applicable AAT and the UAH cumulative is less than the applicable AAT.

Dismissal

Students are subject to academic dismissal if they are on academic probation and the current semester GPA is less than the applicable AAT and the UAH cumulative is less than the applicable AAT.

A regularly admitted student dismissed for the first time is automatically eligible to re-enter after being out of school one term. A student admitted in any special category and dismissed for the first time must petition the Admissions Committee for permission to re-enter after an absence of at least one term. A student dismissed for the second time is disqualified for readmission. After a period of one year, such student may petition for re-admission. Individual colleges may have additional requirements specific to their programs. Refer to college sections.

Conditional/Probational to Regular Status

Students admitted conditionally or on probation will be evaluated for regular student status after completion of at least 15 semester hours at UAH. If the student at that time has earned a 2.00 on all UAH coursework, the Conditional/Probational classification will be changed to regular student status. The deadline to submit a petition for readmission to Charger Central (UC 118) are July 1 for Fall, November 15 for Spring, and April 1 for Summer readmission.

Academic Appeals Process

Academic appeals will originate in written form by the student and will be processed through the chair of the student's major department, the dean of the college, and the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, in that order. Students classified as "special" will be routed through the most appropriate academic dean.  Students should contact their major advisor for assistance.

Transcripts

Official transcripts are issued and sent by the Office of Student Records to recognized institutions and agencies, which require such documents. Transcripts are issued upon the written request (on a form available in Charger Central) of the student involved and payment of a transcript fee. Faxed transcripts are available for a fee, but are not considered official documents. Transcripts may be issued to individual students; however, they will be marked as issued to student. No transcript will be issued for a person who has a financial obligation to the University.

Correspondence Study and Other Non-resident Credit

Up to 25 percent of the credit applied toward a baccalaureate degree may be earned by means other than residence credit at an approved institution. Examples of other means are credit by examination, correspondence study, educational experiences in the armed forces, and professional certificate programs. Persons interested in taking correspondence study courses through the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa may obtain a catalog from the Office of Instructional and Testing Services, Room 226, Business Administration Building, or by writing to:

College of Continuing Studies, Independent Study Division
University of Alabama
P.O. Box 870388
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Course Numbering System

Range Year Student Normally Takes Courses
001-099Refresher (noncredit)
100-199Freshman
200-299Sophomore
300-399Junior (upper-level)
400-499Senior (upper-level)
500-599Graduate
600-699Graduate
700-799Graduate, Ph.D. level