Academic Intervention

If your cumulative GPA falls below "Good Standing" you will receive a letter by certified mail, and an electronic copy will be sent to your Fisher email account.

The term "Good Standing" is determined by Fisher's Standards of Academic Progress.

NOTE: If you are a full-time student and receive three failing grades in one semester or a part-time student and receive all failing grades in one semester, you will be dismissed from the University regardless of the semester or cumulative GPA.

Categories of Intervention

There are four categories of intervention for students with GPA below “Good Standing." For a full description of "Good Standing" and categories of intervention, see Fisher’s Standards of Academic Progress.

  • Warning
  • Early Intervention Contract
  • Probation
  • Academic Dismissal

Academic Progress and Financial Aid

If you are under Warning or Contract status, you will not lose eligibility for financial aid programs because of your GPA. However, you must have earned 20 credit hours during the prior academic year (i.e. September 1 - August 31) to be eligible for financial aid in the coming academic year. If you have been dismissed from the University but permitted to return upon appeal, you may be eligible for continued financial aid.

The New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) has special regulations that could affect your eligibility if you are making unsatisfactory academic performance.

Financial aid regulations are complex and each case requires individual evaluation. You are urged to consult with the Office of Student Financial Services with any questions or concerns.