Good Academic Standing

In order to remain in good academic standing, a student must have a cumulative grade-point average of:

  • 1.7 or better for 12–29 attempted semester credit hours which count for quality points;
  • 2.0 or better for 30 or more attempted semester hours which count for quality points.

Probation

  • Students who fail to maintain the above cumulative grade-point averages will be placed on academic probation for one semester.
  • Probation may not be appealed.

Suspension

Any student who fails to maintain a semester grade-point average of 2.0 while on academic probation will be placed on academic suspension and must remain out of the University for the next semester (Fall or Spring).

A student must receive a grade of “C” or better in all college preparatory and remedial courses and in all courses numbered below the 100 level in three or fewer attempts (first attempt and two repeats), or he/she is suspended from the University.  And under-prepared (Pre-College Curriculum-deficient) student must also demonstrate proficiency in the area(s) of academic deficiency by the time he/she completes 45 semester credit hours at the University, or he/she is suspended from the University.

A student must receive a grade of “C” or better in ENG 101 and 102, and a grade of “D” or better in the other Liberal Studies courses (the general education core and IGS) in three or fewer attempts or he/she is suspended from the University.

A student who has been re-admitted after suspension or dismissal and who fails to meet the conditions of his or her reinstatement shall be dismissed from the University.

Dismissal from the University

A student who has been suspended twice is on academic probation, and whose current grade-point average falls below 2.0 is dismissed from the University and must remain out of the University for one year.

A student who has been granted academic bankruptcy after a period of suspension and who subsequently becomes liable for suspension will be dismissed from the University.

A student who has been re-admitted after suspension or dismissal and who fails to meet the conditions of his/her reinstatement shall be dismissed from the University.

Removal from Major, Minor, or Area of Specialization

A student who fails to receive a grade of  “C” or better in three or fewer attempts (first attempt and two repeats) in all courses in a major area, area of specialization, or minor area may be removed from that program.  The student must petition the Chair or Dean of the Division or College of his or her major and request a 4th attempt at a course.

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