Academic Suspension FAQs

What is Suspension?

Students who have less than a 2.0 cumulative grade point average are considered "At Risk of Failing." There are 3 levels of "At Risk" students at Bucks: Academic Warning, Probation, and Suspension. Suspension is the most severe of the 3 levels. If you were on Probation for 2 consecutive semesters, you are in danger of being suspended. If Suspended, you are not allowed to attend the College for the designated semester.

What does this mean?

It means that you are prohibited from attending the upcoming semester.

I already registered for the next semester. What will happen?

Denise May, of the Academic Performance Committee will review your transcript. You should contact Denise May immediately at 215-968-8282 or at

I will not register for the next semester. What should I do?

During the semester when you are prohibited from registering and attending, meet with an Academic Advisor to gain insight into the areas that are a problem and suggestions on how to improve your academic performance.

Can I ever come back?

Yes, after you have "sat out" a semester, you may apply for reinstatement.

How do I do this?

  1. Complete the Application for Reinstatement. You can send to Admissions and we will forward it to the Academic Performance Committee.
  2. Forward any transcripts from other colleges you attended during your absence from Bucks.

What happens then?

You must then meet with the Academic Performance Committee who will determine if you are ready to come back and under what circumstances. The Committee may restrict your course selection.