FAQ – Holds

I have a hold on my account and I can not register.

Academic Alert and Probation holds are placed on student accounts after the 11th day of class for each semester. This hold does prevent registration for future terms. After a student has met with a peer coach the hold will be removed. It typically takes 2 – 3 business days after a Peer Coaching Session to have the hold removed.

Academic Standing

Academic Standards – All standards with respect to good standing, alert, probation, and suspension, are binding and are not, therefore, subject to appeal. These standards apply to all degree-seeking undergraduate students. The same standards apply to non-degree or undeclared students.

Good Academic Standing

A cumulative UCA grade point average of at least a 2.00 is required to be in Good Academic Standing.  “Term grade point average” refers to the GPA for an entire semester (fall, spring or summer term).

A student who is not on probation or suspension is considered to be in good academic standing.  Academic standing will be evaluated at the end of each semester (term) after grades have been posted.

Academic Alert

A student is given an academic alert whenever their term grade point average is less than a 2.0. A student who has been given an academic alert, but who is not on academic probation or suspension, is still considered to be in good academic standing.  A hold will be placed on your student account.  You will receive an email from a UCA Peer Coach asking for you to make an appointment.  Once you have met with your Peer Coach the hold will be lifted.  You will not be able to register for the next semester until the hold has been lifted.


A student is placed on academic probation whenever their UCA cumulative grade point average is less than 2.0.  A student will be removed from academic probation whenever their UCA cumulative grade point average is at least 2.0.  Students on probation are required by the university to participate in a program to improve their academic standing.

  1. a term grade point average less than 2.0 (excluding summer) immediately following academic probation and
  2. a cumulative grade point average less than the minimum listed below. (The calculation of grade point average hours will include grades A, B, C, D, and F.)
GPA Hours Minimum Cumulative GPA
1–30 1.70
31–59 1.85
60 or more 2.00

A student on suspension from UCA may apply for readmission under the Schedule of Readmission following academic suspension. A student suspended from UCA who earns academic credit from another accredited college or university, as defined by the Undergraduate Bulletin in Admission to the University Section [7] Transfer of Credit, during the period of suspension may, if the course is transferable, receive credit for the course at UCA when readmitted. A course is transferable if it is identified as transferable to UCA in the Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) and meets a requirement for a degree at UCA. Courses not part of ACTS may be evaluated by the appropriate academic department chairperson for transferability.

First academic suspension will be for two consecutive terms (including summer).

UCAN (Unlocking College Academics Now)

A student on first academic suspension may, if eligible and accepted, continue at UCA through the UCAN (Unlocking College Academics Now) Program with the status “continued on academic probation.” A student who successfully completes the UCAN Program may enroll for the subsequent term, but will remain on probation if his/her cumulative grade point average is less than 2.0. A student who does not successfully complete the UCAN Program in any term (including summer) will be on first academic suspension for the subsequent two consecutive terms.

Second academic suspension will be for one calendar year.

Third academic suspension will be academic dismissal. Students academically dismissed from UCA cannot be readmitted unless they are granted academic clemency under the provisions listed in the Undergraduate Bulletin.