Undergraduate Academic Policies
- AP 303-21: Undergraduate Students
- AP 303-23: Classroom Attendance
- AP 303-24: Grading, Grade Changes, and Grade Appeals
- AP 303-25: Posthumous Degrees
- AP 303-30: Registration
WAC 172-64: Alcohol Policy
- WAC 172-90 Student Academic Integrity
- WAC 172-108 Adjudicative Proceedings
- WAC 172-121: Student Conduct Code
- WAC 172-122: General Conduct Code
- WAC 172-130: Undergraduate Housing Requirement
- WAC 172-132: Course Materials
- WAC 172-191: Student Education Records (FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)
- EWU 204-08: Service and Assistance Animals in University Housing
- EWU 602-01: Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention
- EWU 901-01: Ethical Standards
- EWU 901-03: Fraternization and Consensual Relationships
- EWU 901-04: Bullying
- EWU 901-05: Nepotism
Academic Appeals Board Chapter 4-9
Exceptions to academic regulations are considered by an Academic Appeals Board that consists of faculty and student representatives. The Academic Appeals Board will consider petitions of the following undergraduate requirements:
- general education
- university graduation
- 60 upper-division credits
- 45 credits in residence
- 15 upper division residence credits in major
- foreign language
Appeal actions shall be coordinated through the graduation evaluator in the Records and Registration Office. Appeals must be made sufficiently in advance of graduation so that program planning can be done according to the decision of the board to approve, deny or reconsider the petition.
The Academic Appeals Board does not consider cases that apply to majors or minors or professional certification. The appropriate department chair or program director should be contacted regarding these matters.
Grade appeals shall be handled in accordance with Academic Policy 303-24, Grades and Grade Appeals.
Academic Forgiveness Policy Chapter 6-3
For further information on Academic Forgiveness, go to the Records and Registration Office, 201 Sutton Hall or call 509.359.2321.
6-3. Fresh Start Academic Forgiveness for Returning EWU Students
- Undergraduate students may make a one-time petition to have up to two consecutive terms removed from the calculation of their credits and GPA. The coursework must have been completed at least five calendar years prior to this petition.
- Forgiven courses cannot be used to satisfy any academic requirements.
- To be eligible, a student must have completed 24 consecutive credits post-return to EWU, maintained a GPA of 2.5 or higher and have indicated a pre-major or be declared in a major.
- Fresh Start Academic Forgiveness may not be revoked.
Academic Probation, Dismissal and Reinstatement
All undergraduate students are held to the following academic policies and standards:
- all Eastern Washington University undergraduate students in their first quarter who do not attain a minimum GPA >2.0 will be placed on Academic Warning;
- at the end of each quarter, continuing undergraduate students who do not attain a cumulative GPA ≥2.0 are placed on Academic Probation for the next quarter of enrollment;
- undergraduate students on Academic Warning or Academic Probation who attain a cumulative GPA ≥2.0 are automatically removed from probation;
- undergraduate students on Academic Probation who attain a quarterly GPA of >2.0 but whose cumulative GPA is still <2.0 will remain on Academic Probation;
- undergraduate students on Academic Warning who attain a quarterly GPA of >2.0 but whose cumulative GPA is still <2.0 will be moved to Academic Probation;
- undergraduate students on Academic Probation whose cumulative GPA remains <2.0 and whose quarterly GPA is <2.0 will be dismissed from the university;
- to re-enroll after being academically dismissed, officially declared and undeclared students must petition for academic reinstatement through the Office of General Undergraduate Academic Advising (GUAA);
- students who were officially declared at the time of dismissal and are out for more than one year are dropped from the major;
- students in this situation will need to re-apply to EWU, as a former student returning (FSR).
- a dismissed undergraduate student is not eligible to enroll the following academic quarter (fall, winter, spring or summer);
- first-time dismissed undergraduate students will be eligible to petition for reinstatement after one quarter;
- undergraduate students dismissed a second time will be eligible to petition for reinstatement after one year;
- students who are dismissed at the end of spring quarter will not be eligible to enroll in summer or fall quarter but may petition for reinstatement for winter quarter;
- to be eligible for academic reinstatement, dismissed undergraduate students must demonstrate an improved academic performance or readiness for academic success;
- the academic reinstatement process is coordinated through the University College. Visit the University College website for additional information or call 509.359.2035.
Academic Honors Chapter 7-2
Deans’ Honor List
Undergraduate and post baccalaureate students who complete at least 12 graded credits in a given quarter with a GPA ≥3.50 will be placed on the quarterly Deans’ Honor List for academic excellence. The honor is also recorded on their university transcript.
Honors at GraduatioN
Graduating seniors with a GPA between
4.00 and 3.9 = Summa Cum Laude
3.89 and 3.7 = Magna Cum Laude
3.69 and 3.5 = Cum Laude
Graduating seniors who achieve academic honors will be formally recognized during commencement, on university transcripts and on their diploma. Baccalaureate honors are awarded only to recipients of a first baccalaureate degree. These honors are earned by those students who have completed no fewer than 90 credits at this institution; 60 credits must be for courses in which grade points are awarded. Honors are calculated only on college-level credits earned at this institution.
Academic Standards Chapter 6-1
All undergraduate students are held to the following academic standards and policies:
- At the end of each quarter, undergraduate students who do not attain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 shall be placed on academic probation for the next quarter of enrollment.
- Undergraduate students on academic probation who attain a quarterly GPA of 2.0 or higher but whose cumulative GPA is still below the minimum 2.0 will remain on academic probation.
- Undergraduate students on academic probation who attain a cumulative 2.0 GPA are automatically removed from probation.
- Undergraduate students on academic probation whose cumulative GPA remains below 2.0 and whose quarterly GPA is below 2.0 will be dismissed from the University.
- All first-time Eastern Washington University undergraduate students will be subject to dismissal after two consecutive quarters of probation.
- Continuing Eastern Washington University undergraduate students are subject to dismissal after one quarter of probation.
- To re-enroll after being academically dismissed, students with undeclared majors must request reinstatement through the General Undergraduate Academic Advising office. Students with declared majors shall submit a petition for reinstatement to their major department.
- A dismissed undergraduate student is not eligible to enroll for the following academic quarter (fall, winter or spring) and is required to remain out of school for at least one academic quarter after a first dismissal or one academic year after a second dismissal.
- To be eligible for reinstatement, dismissed undergraduate students must demonstrate an improved academic performance or readiness for academic success at the college level.
- Summer Session Policy: A dismissed undergraduate student may enroll for summer session. To be eligible to continue in the fall, the student must complete at least 10 graded credits during summer session with a minimum 2.0 GPA for that quarter.