University Policies

The university has many important policies that are critical to your safety and success. The Hokie Handbook summarizes University Policies for Student Life and the Student Code of Conduct. The Graduate Catalog sets forth the policies, procedures and requirements relating to graduate study at Virginia Tech.

While you should be aware of all of these policies and the code of conduct, there are a couple policies related to academics that you should pay particular attention to so that you avoid academic trouble:

Academic Eligibility

The minimum standard for good standing is a cumulative GPA of 2.00. Academic Probation is imposed when the cumulative is less than 2.00; probation is lifted when the cumulative GPA is at least 2.00. Academic performance is reviewed at the end of each regular semester (Fall/Spring). Students receiving first suspension may not enroll for the academic (Fall/Spring) term. Students receiving second suspension may not enroll for two academic (Fall/Spring) terms. Students receiving a third suspension are permanently dismissed and may not re-enroll at Virginia Tech. Special Note: Students on suspension may not receive transfer credit for work completed during the period of suspension.

Academic Dishonesty…Consider The Consequences!

The Office of Student Academic Integrity leads the University’s efforts to promote academic integrity as well as reduce and control academic dishonesty. For more information, please visit the Undergraduate Academic Affairs’ page on Academic Integrity.