To be in good standing, a graduate student must continuously maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.000 on a 4.000 scale and must also make continuous satisfactory academic progress (SAP). To make SAP, a student must earn at least 66% of their cumulative attempted credits. Nonmatriculated students are required to be in good academic standing to be allowed to register for any subsequent classes.
Students are responsible for reviewing their grades and academic standing at the end of each term through the Student Hub. If there are any discrepancies, students should immediately contact the instructor(s) directly. Students who want to appeal a grade have 30 calendar days from the date the grade is posted to do so.
Academic Probation and Dismissal
Notation of academic probation appears on a student’s internal record but not on their permanent transcript.
With exception as specified by the program, a graduate (nondoctoral) student is placed on academic probation if their cumulative GPA is below 3.000 and/or if they do not earn at least 66% of their cumulative attempted credits. The student is strongly encouraged to consult with their academic and career advisor to develop an individualized success plan to improve their academic standing. Otherwise, a registration hold may be placed on the student’s account.
A student whose cumulative GPA remains below 3.000, and/or does not earn at least 66% of their cumulative attempted credits in the term of enrollment subsequent to the one after they were placed on academic probation, will be academically dismissed. A student who has been academically dismissed from the college is automatically dismissed from their program of study.
A student will be notified about their dismissal within one week following the end of the term and has the right to appeal the dismissal decision to the college’s Academic Standing Committee if they can provide documented evidence supporting an appeal. The notification of dismissal will include the appeal deadline.
Students appealing a dismissal decision may not be eligible to enroll in classes the term following their dismissal to allow time for the appeal process.
Students are responsible for reviewing their grades and academic standing at the end of each term through the Student Hub.