Probation/Suspension for Graduate Students
Graduate Academic Probation
A student who has a cumulative grade-point of less than 3.0 will be placed on academic probation. For the purposes of determining compliance with the policies of academic probation, the two summer terms are treated as one semester.
Students on academic probation must earn a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 or above in subsequent semesters until the cumulative grade point deficiency is removed. Failure to do so results in academic suspension. A student on probation should not register for more than six hours and must obtain his/her advisor's approval to register.
Grade points earned at other institutions are not used in computing the grade-point average and may not be used to remove a deficiency. A student who leaves the university on scholastic probation will be readmitted on scholastic probation even if he or she has attended another institution in the interim.
Graduate Academic Suspension
A master's student will be suspended from the university for one semester or full summer for failure to meet the terms of academic probation. A student suspended from the university for the first time must receive approval for readmission from the program advisor and the appropriate dean.
A student admitted to the university after having been suspended will be admitted on academic probation.
A second academic suspension will be for at least twelve months and readmission to the university will be granted only upon the approval of the program advisor, college graduate coordinator, appropriate college dean, and the Dean of Graduate Studies. Procedures for submitting a petition for readmission to the university may be obtained from the Registrar's Office. The petition must be received in the Office of Graduate Studies two months prior to the beginning of the semester in which the student wishes to enroll.
A third suspension will result in dismissal from the graduate program and the University.