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Graduate Academic Policies

Academic Warning and Probation

If a graduate student’s cumulative GPA falls below 3.00, the student is placed on Academic Warning. When a student is placed on Academic Warning, the student will be notified and will be instructed to contact their academic advisor. If the student does not raise the GPA to 3.00 after one long semester on Academic Warning, the student will be placed on Academic Probation. A student on Academic Warning or Academic Probation is not allowed to defend their thesis or dissertation.

A student regains satisfactory academic standing when their cumulative GPA returns to 3.00 or above. A student on Academic Probation will be dismissed from the graduate program if any of the following occurs:

  1. the student¹s cumulative GPA remains below 3.00 after completing an additional 9 SCH of letter-graded coursework.
  2. the student has not completed 9 SCH of letter-graded coursework within two long semesters after being placed on academic probation and the student’s cumulative GPA remains below 3.00.

See section on Termination of Enrollment.

Failure to maintain a 3.00 GPA may also result in loss of financial support, or dismissal, according to college/departmental policies. Students should review and be familiar with degree requirements and academic policies of their academic unit. The Termination of Enrollment section specifies regulations related to dismissal.