Any student whose grades fall below the standards defined to remain in good academic standing (term and cumulative GPA of 2.0 for an undergraduate and 3.0 for a graduate student) may be subject to dismissal. Academic dismissal occurs only after a student
has been warned by being placed on probation, except that an undergraduate student whose term GPA is less than 1.0 is dismissed automatically.
A student who is dismissed based on fall semester grades must be notified before the next spring semester classes begin. If the decision to dismiss is delivered after spring term classes begin, the student must be allowed to attend classes on probation
for the spring term.
A dismissed student who later wishes to return to the same program must apply for readmission.
A student who receives notice of dismissal may petition the dean or director of his or her school to reverse the decision by filing a formal appeal. The appeal must be presented in writing, with supporting documentation,
within two weeks of receiving the dismissal notice.
Appeals must contain the following information:
- The student's explanation for poor performance and/or failure to complete required coursework.
- A description of the student's plans to improve academic performance and/or to complete outstanding work.
- Any other relevant information pertaining to the student's academic accomplishments or potential.
Students can expect to hear the results of an appeal within two to four weeks of submission. The decision of the dean's office is final.