2019-2020 Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog 
    Jun 09, 2023  
2019-2020 Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Standards

Each student is expected to make satisfactory progress toward meeting degree requirements. Instructors are asked to identify students who are having difficulty in their classes no later than halfway through the term. Students having difficulties in meeting academic performance standards should meet with the Program Director to discuss potential plans of action.

Due to the rigorous nature of graduate and professional studies, students are expected to maintain a high academic grade point average (GPA).

Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, or s/he will be placed on academic probation.  The student must maintain a term GPA of 3.0 for each term while on probation.  If a student does not earn a 3.0 or higher term GPA in any term while on academic probation, the student will be suspended.

The Registrar’s Office will remove a student from academic probation once the student’s cumulative GPA is above a 3.0.

Final course grades of C+ or below will not meet graduate degree requirements. Students will need to repeat any course in which they received a grade C+ or below.  All grades remain on the student’s permanent record, but only the highest grade is used in computation of the grade point average.

Suspended students who wish to reenter the College may contact Admissions for readmission after they have complied with the conditions of their suspension. Students who are readmitted following suspension are expected to achieve a minimum term GPA of 3.0 for the duration of their program. Failure to do this will result in dismissal from the College.


Students placed on probation, suspended, or dismissed shall be notified in writing.


Students who have been suspended or dismissed may appeal their status to the Program Director. Appeal requests must be submitted in writing, together with any evidence in support of such appeal, within 7 days of notification. The decision of the Program Director can be appealed, on procedural grounds only, to the Vice President of Academic Affairs or designee, whose decision will be final.