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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceHigher Education (University +) · 2 months ago

In College, do they expel you if you failed too many classes?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Of course they do.  First you're put on academic probation and if you don't turn yourself around you're OUT.

    Why would you want to keep wasting your money on courses you flunk or get low grades in??

    CarolOKla -- There's no probation for grad students.  If you can't maintain a B average, you're through.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    No. But keep in mind that you don't get refunded for the courses, either. (And you'll have to keep retaking the failed classes until you pass them to meet the degree requirements in your program.) Plus, when you fail a class it lowers your cumulative GPA. Your school might ask you to enroll for remedial credits depending on how poorly you do.

    In the white collar workforce, there's not too many hiring managers who want to take a chance on someone who doesn't know their stuff. Especially when you're competing against other grads....So, don't enroll for college if you're not going to take it seriously.

  • zipper
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    They will advise you to leave, and if you do not then they can have you removed!

  • DON W
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    MS is correct.  For most US colleges, if you earn lower than a 2.0 GPA during a semester, you are usually placed on academic probation.  If the next semester you are not able to bring up your GPA to over 2.0, you will likely be suspended and unable to enroll for additional classes.

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  • 2 months ago

    it's likely more complicated than suggested by other replies.  Example:  your freshman year you average a respectable 2.8 ... but your first sophomore semester you get a 1.9 ... you'd likely get an involuntary meeting with an assistant dean at which time she or he will tell you plainly that either your grades improve or else.  If it happens again [below 2.0 gpa for the next semester even though your overall gpa is still above 2.0], then you'd likely go on academic probation with a specific plan of improvement -- and you either perform to or better than that plan, or you get booted out.  Reinstatement after that probably would require that you PROVE, via attending community college with at least a 3.0, that you actually can perform and are now motivated to perform at the college level.  Otherwise, you'd have to transfer to a lesser rated college with poorer job prospects.  -- grampa  [married 32 years to Uni Professor]

  • 2 months ago

    They can, yes. They will have meetings with you to see why you are failing, and what can be done to make things better, but if you are not doing well enough they will give you the boot. You are basically a statistic, and they don't want their numbers messed with regarding grads/non grads, so if you aren't willing or able to give them what they want, they will get rid of you and replace you with someone who will be able to keep their numbers where they want them to be.

    EDIT: Truth hurts, haters. Why do you think top level universities are so strict with their entrance requirements? They are not going to have their reputation tarnished by having a load of dropouts making them look bad. Too many bad students cripples funding and messes with their reputation. 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Of course they do.  First you're put on academic probation and if you don't turn yourself around you're OUT.

    Why would you want to keep wasting your money on courses you flunk or get low grades in??

    CarolOKla -- There's no probation for grad students.  If you can't maintain a B average, you're through.

  • garry
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    yes they can , after all you failing is a waste of there time ..

  • drip
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    You have to keep your gpa at 2.0+.  If it dips below 2.0 they may put you on academic probation for the next semester. If you don’t pull it up, then you are expelled.

  • Rick
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Yep, you 'flunk-out' IF your grade-point average falls below a certain point ...........

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