Academic Standing

Academic Standing

Each student’s academic standing is determined by the student’s cumulative grade point average (CGPA; See Cumulative Grade Point Average). Failure to maintain a minimum CGPA according to the established regulations will result in probation, suspension, or academic dismissal from the University. 

ACADEMIC PROBATION 
A student will be placed on probation for the semesters during which the student’s CGPA falls below the following levels: 

  • 1.60 CGPA after a minimum of 13 credit hours attempted 
  • 1.75 CGPA after a minimum of 24 credit hours attempted 
  • 1.85 CGPA after a minimum of 48 credit hours attempted 
  • 2.0 CGPA after a minimum of 72 credit hours attempted 
  • 2.0 CGPA is required for graduation 

Unless notified otherwise, a student on probation should not enroll for more than 13 credits during during the probationary semester(s) or 11 credits maximum allowed in the combined summer sessions. Students can enroll in summer sessions.

A student on probation who achieves a minimum semester grade point average of 2.0 during the probationary semesters may continue with his/her studies. Probation is removed when the student’s cumulative grade point average reaches the appropriate level. 

ACADEMIC WARNING 
A student who fails to meet the prescribed academic standards at the mid-year point will be notified as to his/her continued probationary status and given an academic warning. Depending upon the student’s CGPA at the end of the academic year, the Office of the Dean of Students may implement additional sanctions (continued probation, suspension, and/or dismissal). 

ACADEMIC SUSPENSION
At the end of the spring semester, a student who has been on probation for two consecutive semesters or more and who receives a semester CGPA lower than 2.00 may be suspended or dismissed from the University.

Any appeal of this suspension must be made to the Dean of Students, within two weeks of receipt of the official notice by completing the appeals application. The appeals application is available in the Office of the Dean of Students, Michael B. Gilligan Student Union, Room 127 or the Admissions Office in Hepburn Hall, Room 207.

The Academic Appeals Committee, will review the appeal and make a recommendation to the Dean. The decision of the Dean of Students is final.

Any student who is suspended from the University may not be considered for readmission for at least one calendar year after the date of suspension.

A student who fails to appeal or whose appeal is rejected may not be considered for reinstatement for one calendar year after the date of suspension. After one calendar year (including two academic semesters and not the summer session), the student must complete the application for reinstatement, which is available in the Office of the Dean of Students, Michael B. Gilligan Student Union, Room 127 or the Admissions Office in Hepburn Hall, Room 207.

A reinstated student who does maintain a semester average of 2.0 or higher will dismissed for a final time. 

The academic dismissal is final; it cannot be appealed, and the student cannot apply for readmission to the University for the future.

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