Good Academic Standing
A student is in good academic standing if he/she is enrolled as a matriculated student of the College and maintains the following minimum index:
|Freshman (0-29 credits)||Cumulative index of 1.7 and 50% of attempted credits successfully completed.|
|Sophomore (30-59 credits)||Cumulative index of 1.9 and 50% of attempted credits successfully completed.|
|Junior (60-89 credits)||Cumulative index of 2.0 and 60% of attempted credits successfully completed.|
|Senior (90 credits and over)||Must maintain a cumulative index of 2.0 and 65% of attempted credits successfully completed to be eligible for graduation.|
In addition, please note that a 2.0 grade point average is necessary by the end of four semesters in college in order to continue receiving any federal or state financial aid.
A student whose semester GPA is 3.50 or higher qualifies for Dean’s List if she/he carried at least four courses, earning at least 12 credits during the semester.
Students whose academic performance is at or near the above stated minimum may receive an Academic Warning notifying them that enrollment in the College may be jeopardized unless their academic performance improves. Students on Academic Warning may be required to confer with an appropriate College official about strategies to improve their academic performance.
At the end of a semester, a student whose cumulative GPA is below the minimum requirement will automatically be placed on Academic Probation. Students whose semester GPA is below the minimum index to remain in good academic standing as defined above (0-29 credits, 1.7 GPA; 30-59 credits, 1.9 GPA; 60 credits and over, 2.0 GPA) will also be placed on Academic Probation. Students on probation are required to meet with an appropriate College official to discuss strategies to improve their academic performance and to agree to a learning contract.
While on probation, a student is ineligible to participate in team sports. This restriction may be waived at the discretion of the Dean of the Undergraduate College upon receipt of a written appeal by the student. A student who is allowed to participate in team sports while on academic probation will be required to meet all of the conditions of an Athletic Department contract approved by the Director of Athletics. Students on Final Probation are never permitted to participate in team sports while on Final Probation.
If, in the judgment of the College, a student is meeting minimal academic standards but failing to make adequate progress or appropriate levels of academic attainment, the College may require a student on probation to take a Leave of Absence. The College will welcome the return of such a student who demonstrates the self discipline necessary for success.
At the end of a semester, a student will automatically be required to withdraw from the College under any one of the following circumstances:
- The student is currently on probation and fails to earn a grade point average of 2.0 or better for the semester.
- The student is currently on probation and fails to achieve the required minimum cumulative grade point average.
- The student, whether currently on probation or not, earns a grade point average of 1.0 or less.
Dismissal from the College
Students are subject to permanent Dismissal from the College when:
- They have been on Required Withdrawal for a semester or more, have been reinstated, and again are seriously deficient in their academic performance.
- They have committed a third act of academic dishonesty.
- They have failed to achieve a successful grade in a required Core Course on the second attempt.
Probation, Required Withdrawal, and Separation from the College for Student Conduct Violations
See the Student Handbook for policy concerning Probation, Required Withdrawal, and Separation from the College for student conduct violations.
A suspended student may petition the Academic Review Committee for reinstatement on the basis of a pattern of improving performance or extenuating circumstance.
A student has the right to appeal any decision made by the Academic Review Committee. The appeal must be made to the Provost (or his/her designee) in writing 10 business days from the receipt of the decision and must state in detail the grounds on which the student seeks to have the action of the Academic Review Committee modified or reversed.