Due to the disruption caused by Covid-19, the College of Arts and Sciences will not issue academic sanctions for spring semester 2020. By fall semester, students will receive written notification of unsatisfactory academic progress and will be offered a structured program of academic support services. Failure to make sufficient academic progress may affect student financial aid and or athletic eligibility. Affected students should consult the appropriate campus office for more information.

The academic standing policy varies for students pursuing degrees from the College of Arts and Sciences, Oberlin Conservatory, or the Double Degree Program. Our course catalog provides complete details of the requirements for academic standing.

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Academic Standing Chart for College of Arts and Sciences

Academic Progress Plan  Please download, complete, and save to your documents.  A copy must be submitted to the AARC assistant dean with whom you are working.

May I appeal a suspension decision?
Yes, students may appeal a suspension decision by following a well-defined appeal process within firm deadlines. Please contact the Academic Advising Resource Center for more information.

I was suspended for two semesters. It's time for me to return now, what do I need to do?
Suspended students must submit a Reinstatement Form to the Office of the Registrar for readmission to Oberlin College. Students are asked to speak with Laura Herron, Associate Dean for Academic Standing, in the Academic Advising Resource Center prior to submitting the form.

No exceptions are made.

May I appeal a dismissal decision?
Yes, students may appeal a dismissal decision by following a well-defined appeal process within firm deadlines. Contact the Academic Advising Resource Center for details.

Who do I contact if I have questions/concerns about my academic standing?

  • College of Arts and Sciences students may contact the Academic Advising Resource Center.
  • Oberlin Conservatory students may contact the Office of the Associate Dean of the Conservatory
  • Double Degree Program students may contact the Academic Advising Resource Center