A student with a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher is in satisfactory academic standing. If a student has a cumulative grade point average below 2.00 at the end of a semester, the student has failed to meet the minimum satisfactory academic progress standard and is subject to the warning, probation or dismissal sanction, as applicable.
A student who fails to meet either the qualitative or quantitative measure of satisfactory academic progress at the end of a semester is subject to warning, probation, or dismissal according to the following policy:
- First Occurrence - Warning Following the first semester in which the student does not meet the satisfactory academic progress standard, the student will automatically be placed on academic warning for the next semester. A letter will be issued advising the student of their academic warning status. No appeal is needed, but in consultation with the Office of Student Services an academic plan may be required.
- Second Consecutive Occurrence - Probation If, by the end of the warning semester, the student is not able to achieve satisfactory academic progress status, a letter will be issued placing the student on academic probation status for the next semester. An academic plan is required during the probation semester. The student should work with the Office of Student Services to create the academic plan.
- Third Consecutive Occurrence - Dismissal If a student after three consecutive semesters has a cumulative grade point average that remains below 2.00 or fails to meet the program pursuit percentage, a letter of dismissal will be issued.
There is a committee that reviews student academic status at the end of each semester. If you are below the 2.0 requirement, they will contact you regarding their decision.