A student’s academic standing is determined by the cumulative quality point average (G.P.A.). Graduate students are expected to maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or above.
A student who has less than a 3.0 cumulative G.P.A. at any time is placed on academic probation for one semester. At the end of the probation semester, the student’s file is reviewed by the program's graduate committee. If the student’s cumulative G.P.A. is a minimum of 3.0, the student is automatically removed from probation. If a student does not achieve the 3.0 G.P.A., the program graduate committee will either dismiss the student from the program immediately or continue the student on probation for one more semester. If a minimum of 3.0 is not then achieved, dismissal is automatic.
A student that does not meet minimal grade requirement per their academic program or fails a satisfactory / unsatisfactory course must repeat the course. A course for which a grade was assigned may be repeated one time only.
A student may be on probation for no more than two semesters during the entire graduate program. A student that accumulates 2 or more courses that does not meet minimal grade requirements per their academic program (fails to meet the standards for progress) will be reviewed by the appropriate committee for a recommendation regarding continuation in the program.
There may be alternate and/or additional requirements related to academic standing within a specific program. Please refer to the program handbook for details.