Academic Probation Policy

Academic probation is a period of time when a student must address and remediate academic deficiencies. An action plan to clear the deficiency must be developed by the student, the student’s academic advisor, and the specific program graduate committee (if applicable). A student placed on probation will receive written notification from the Bouvé Office of Graduate Student Services. The student's program advisor will also receive notification of probationary status. It is the student’s responsibility to write an action plan with the student's academic advisor. The plan should document how the deficiency will be remediated. This action plan must be signed by the advisor and the student and placed in the student’s file in the Bouvé Office of Graduate Student Services within one month from the date of the written notification of probation. The student’s failure to file an action plan may be cause for dismissal from the program. The action plan must specify the date by which the deficiency will be cleared.

A BCHS graduate student may repeat a course only once to achieve a passing grade and may repeat only two courses during his or her entire program of study. A student may be on probation for only two semesters, or until the course is offered again, unless the advisor approves an action plan that  specifies a longer (but definite) period. A student may only be placed on probation twice during enrollment in BCHS and must correct all deficiencies, as specified, in each respective action plan during the applicable probationary period. Failure to remediate the deficiency within the agreed time may result in dismissal from the program. During the period of probation, the student must earn a GPA of 3.000 or better each semester, or the student is subject to dismissal from BCHS. Note that individual graduate programs may have additional requirements that must be included in the probation action plan.

A student will be removed from academic probation after they have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.000, earned a passing grade in a repeated course, and/or demonstrated satisfactory performance in a clinical course.