Academic Progress—Graduate

Graduate students must maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA to be in good academic standing. If the cumulative GPA falls below 3.0, the graduate student will be placed on academic probation and will be required to meet with the Senior Director, School of Graduate and Professional Studies. If the student's cumulative GPA does not meet the required 3.0 at the end of the probation period, the certificate or degree will not be conferred. If the student wants to appeal the decision, a final appeal may be made to the provost.

Academic Probation and Dismissal

Students in a graduate program must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 by the end of the current semester. Academic probation will be communicated in writing by the dean of academic engagement and administration.

Academic dismissal will be rendered if a student:

  • Has been on academic probation during the last semester completed and is unable to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 by the end of the current semester.

Academic Probation and Academic Dismissal will be recorded on the student's transcript. The college's Withdrawal Refund Policy will apply.

Appeal

A student who wishes to appeal a dismissal may do so as follows:

  • Submit the appeal within two weeks from the date the dismissal letter was issued.
  • Meet with the Senior Director, School of Graduate and Professional Studies to discuss the concerns.
  • Submit the Academic Dismissal Appeal form and supporting documentation to the Registrar's Office (CA or NY)
  • Prepare for a meeting with the Graduate Studies Council if the registrar, senior director, School of Graduate and Professional Studies determines that the written appeal warrants a meeting to discuss the request for reinstatement.

Students granted reinstatement must submit a request for readmission to the Registrar's Office.