Skip to main content

Academic Probation

The Academic Development and Recovery team is here to help you through the academic probation process. Academic probation is an opportunity to reflect on your past academic habits and performance and identify ways to improve moving forward. Being on academic probation may seem like a setback, but it can also be an opportunity to grow as a student and connect to resources and campus support. Below you will find information pertaining to academic probation. We are here to help and would welcome the opportunity to discuss your specific circumstances and answer any questions you may have.

Probation and Dismissal Policy

There are two grade-point-average (GPA) calculations to understand: (1) cumulative GPA and (2) Boise State GPA. The cumulative GPA accounts for all transfer and Boise State credits attempted and earned. The Boise State GPA only accounts for credits attempted and earned at Boise State University.

Academic Standing

Academic standing is determined by your Boise State GPA. However, both Boise State and transfer credits determine the number of credits completed. The table Cumulative Credits and Minimum GPA Table details the requirements.

Cumulative Credits and Minimum GPA Table

Cumulative Credits Earned Minimum Boise State GPA
0-25 1.75
26 or more 2.00

Academic standing is determined at the end of each semester. If a student fails to maintain the minimum Boise State GPA shown in the table above, they will be placed on probation and will receive a notification letter from the Registrar’s Office. At the end of the student’s next semester at Boise State, the Registrar’s Office will review the student’s record and take one of the following actions:

  • Back in Good Standing: A student is removed from academic probation if their Boise State GPA is at or above the minimum specified in the table above.
  • Continued Academic Probation: A student is on continued academic probation if their Boise State GPA is below the minimum specified in the above table but their semester GPA is 2.0 or higher.
  • Academic Dismissal: A student is dismissed from the university if their Boise State GPA is below the minimum specified in the table above and their semester GPA is also below 2.0.

Dismissed students will not be able to enroll at Boise State for the following time periods before seeking reinstatement:

  • 1st Dismissal: One semester (fall or spring)
  • 2nd Dismissal: One full year (fall, spring, and summer semesters)
  • 3rd Dismissal: No reinstatement

What is Bronco Rebound?

Bronco Rebound is a self-paced online workshop through Canvas with content focused on helping students on probation for the first time be more successful academically. The course covers topics that students on academic probation generally struggle with, such as time management, mindset, goal setting, decision making, and utilizing campus resources. Each module includes a variety of activities to assist students comprehension of past behavior(s) and to inform changes to be more successful in the future.  Suggested deadlines will be provided in Canvas for you to complete Bronco Rebound. A hold will be placed on your account that prevents you from future enrollment if Bronco Rebound is not completed by the suggested deadline in Canvas. 

Alternative options to complete the online Bronco Rebound workshop include:

    •  An in-person weekend workshop within the first six weeks of the semester
    • Three academic coaching sessions with an Academic Development and Recovery advisor

How do I get my Probation Advising Required hold removed?

A student will receive a Probation Advising Required hold on their Student Center if they do not complete Bronco Rebound or an alternative assignment by the suggested deadline. This hold will prevent enrollment in future semesters until Bronco Rebound is completed. 

If you have questions or concerns about academic probation or the Bronco Rebound requirement, please contact or call the AASC at 208-426-4049.