Academic Standing - Graduate Students

The grade of "C" is the lowest acceptable grade, and only one can be awarded during the program. A student may repeat one course in a graduate program one time. Once a student has repeated a course, the student will not be permitted to repeat any other courses. If a students repeats a course, only the latter grade is used in computing the grade point average. However, all courses taken become a part of the student's academic record. Further, a student may withdraw from each graduate course one time only.

A minimum cumulative 3.00 grade point average on all graduate work attempted is required for graduation. Only one grade of "C" may be applied toward the GPA requirement. Degree requirements must be completed within five years after the first course applied to the degree was completed.

Student grades are reviewed at the end of each session. Students who fail to meet the academic standing standards will be dismissed from the graduate program. Students who are academically dismissed may apply for reinstatement. Students are not eligible to apply for reinstatement until six months from the date of the academic dismissal.

In order to be considered for reinstatement, the following materials must be submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office:

Upon reinstatement, students must receive a grade of B or higher in all remaining courses. Additional conditions may apply.


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