Graduate students are expected to maintain semester and cumulative GPAs of at least 3.0. At the end of each semester, the Divisional Dean will review the transcripts of all currently enrolled graduate degree students. Students with a cumulative or semester grade point average below 3.0 will be academically dismissed or placed on academic probation. In consultation with the academic department, the Dean will notify these students in writing of their academic standing.
Students will be academically dismissed when they fail to make progress toward degree completion. Situations that result in academic dismissal include:
Students may be placed on academic probation when their semester or cumulative GPA falls below 3.00 for the first time in their graduate career.
Academically dismissed students have the right to appeal their dismissal and must do so in writing. The written appeal and accompanying documentation must be delivered to the Office of Graduate Studies. The Graduate Appeals Committee will adjudicate the appeal. The written appeal, accompanying documentation, CAPP document, academic transcript, student file, a complete audit of the student’s academic history on Banner, and any information from the department will be used in deliberations.
When a student is academically dismissed, that student is ineligible to register for courses at the College. If the student wishes to return to graduate study at the College at a later time, s/he must apply for readmission
Non-degree students are expected to maintain the same academic standards as degree graduate students. Students not maintaining a minimum grade point average of 3.00 may be precluded from taking additional coursework at the College.
Taking graduate courses as a non-degree student does not guarantee that any student will subsequently be admitted to a degree program. Additionally, coursework in which a non-degree student earns below a "B" may not be applied subsequently to a degree program and the number of credit hours that may be counted subsequently in a degree program is limited.