Academic Standards

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  • 1. A student’s academic standing is determined by a review of the student’s cumulative grade point average. Failure to attain minimum levels according to the established regulations will result in academic probation or academic dismissal from the University. 
     
    2. Academic Probation 
     
    a. A student will be placed on probation for the next semester for which the student enrolls if the cumulative grade point average falls below the following levels:
    • 1.60 cumulative G.PA. after a minimum of 13 credit hours is attempted.
    • 1.75 cumulative G.PA. after a minimum of 24 credit hours is attempted.
    • 1.85 cumulative G.PA. after a minimum of 48 credit hours is attempted.
    • 2.00 cumulative G.PA. after a minimum of 72 credit hours is attempted.
    • 2.00 cumulative G.P.A. must be achieved in order to graduate. 
    b. Unless notified otherwise, a student on probation should not enroll 11 credits in the combined summer sessions.
     
    c. A student on probation who achieves a semester average of 2.00 or better during the probationary semester may continue with his/her studies. Probations is removed when the student's cumulative grade point average reaches the appropriate level.
     
    3. Academic Warning - When a student fails to meet the prescribe academic standards at the mid-year point, s/he will be notified as to his/her continued probationary status and given an academi 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).
     
    4. 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 GPA lower than 2.00 may be suspended or dismissed from the University.
     
    a. Any appeal of this suspension must be made to the Office of the Dean of Students, requesting reinstatement. As per the official notice of suspension, the suspended student must complete the appeals application, available from the Office of the Dean of students in GSUB 127 or online. This packet must be turned into the Office of the Dean of Students by July 1.
     
    b. The Dean of Students will convene the Academic Appeals Committee, which will review the appeal and make a recommendation. The decision of the Dean of Students is final.

    c. A student who fails to appeal and/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 from the Office of the Dean of Students in GSUB127 or online at.A student who has been suspended must apply for reinstatement by July 1 for fall admission and by November 1 for spring admission.  

    d. A student who is suspended and subsequently reinstated will be placed on continued probation and must maintain an average of 2.00 or better during the next two semesters. The continued probation status will be removed when the student’s cumulative grade point average reaches the appropriate level. 

    5. Academic Dismissal – A student who is suspended and subsequently reinstated, but achieves an average lower than 2.00 for the next two semesters will be dismissed for a final time. This dismissal is final; it cannot be appealed; and the student cannot apply for readmission to the University for the future.