Academic Suspension Information

Nicholls State University is committed to helping students achieve their academic and personal goals.  Sometimes a student may have difficulties that affect their academic performance, resulting in academic probation or academic suspension.  Students are placed on academic suspension at the conclusion of any semester in which they were on academic probation and did not earn a 2.00 semester GPA.

The university allows and encourages students to appeal their academic suspensions.  Upon re-admission, the student may take advantage of resources and services that will help them improve their academic performance such as tutoring and academic coaching.

Please review the following to determine which method you will use to appeal your academic suspension.

First-time Suspension, students with less than 30 earned hours.  

Students with less than 30 earned hours will appeal to the Academic Services Center.

Students with less than 30 earned hours will be notified via their Nicholls student email by the Academic Services Center and will appeal through that office.  You can find instructions for the online appeal form at First-Time Suspension Appeals – Academic Services.

 First-time Suspension, students with more than 30 earned hours

Students with more than 30 earned hours will appeal to their academic college/institute.

Students suspended for the first time will be sent information regarding the academic appeal process from their academic college / institute office to their Nicholls student e-mail account.

Students who have multiple suspensions, suspended for the second (or more) time

Students with multiple suspensions, second-time (or more) will be notified by the Office of Academic Affairs via their Nicholls student email. The appeal application will be completed online.


Financial Aid Appeal

Appealing for a waiver of your academic suspension period, and appealing for financial aid are two separate processes. Approval or non-approval of your academic appeal for a waiver of suspension has no direct bearing on your financial aid status. Be sure to appeal separately to Financial Aid if you receive a letter from that office.

Any questions you may have regarding Financial Aid should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid, (985) 448-4048 or




Office of Academic Affairs

Piciola Hall
P.O. Box 2022
Thibodaux, LA 70310
Office: 985-448-4012

Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday, excluding holidays