Academic Integrity

Integrity matters. Explore the student resources available to you on from Syracuse University’s Academic Integrity Office.


It is not unusual for students to experience academic and/or other difficulty at some point during their college career. We are here to help should problems arise and encourage students to seek assistance as early as possible.

Academic Probation/Suspension

Students who fall below grade point average (GPA) requirements for good academic standing (2.0) by the College of Visual and Performing Arts are placed on academic probation.

All probation students are assigned to the director of student support services. Students are responsible for working with the director of student support services to identify sources of difficulty, create a plan of action for improvement, and follow through with semester goals.

This is a general breakdown of probation categories:

  • College Probation: Students are placed on college probation if they have one semester below a 2.0 but an overall GPA that is above 2.0.
  • Academic Probation: Students who have a cumulative grade point average below a 2.0 are generally placed on academic probation and are given a one-term trial semester to improve their academic standing.
  • Academic Suspension: Extreme cases of academic deficiency may result in academic suspension from the college.

All decisions about probation and subsequent suspensions are made by the VPA Academic Standards Committee. Please refer to the VPA Undergraduate Student Handbook [PDF 345KB] and Syracuse University’s undergraduate course catalog for more information.

Getting Ready to Graduate

Congratulations seniors! You’ve worked hard, and graduation will be here before you know it. Make sure you fill out your diploma request so that you’ll be included in the degree certification review process and receive commencement information. Diploma request information needs to be filled out by you, the student, on MySlice.

Please schedule a meeting with your Academic Advisor in the Office of Student Success (200 Crouse College) to make sure that all of your requirements will be met by the time you intend to graduate. Appointment times are available through Orange Success.

Please call to make an appointment with your recorder, call 315.443.2517.