2018-2019 Graduate Catalog

Academic Standards

Students are making Satisfactory Academic Progress toward graduation when they meet all three of the following:

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA required for graduation as established by each degree program.
  • Successfully complete 66.6% of all credit hours attempted for the program.
  • Complete their degree in no more than 150% of the stated time frame for the degree program.

Any student failing to meet the minimum academic standards will need to appeal to the director of the specific graduate program in which the student is enrolled.

School of Education Academic Standards

  1. Graduate degree candidates are in academic probation when their cumulative GPA is below 3.0. Candidates in academic probation will be allowed to complete the currently enrolled term and must raise their cumulative GPA to the required 3.0 during the next term in which they are enrolled. Concurrent enrollment in coursework is prohibited during academic probation. Written notification of academic probation will be issued to the candidate by the School of Education. Failure to raise the cumulative GPA to 3.0 by the end of their probationary period will result in dismissal from the program. Only one academic probation period is allowed per candidate.
  2. A grade point average below 3.0 for a second time will result in dismissal.
  3. Once dismissed due to low GPA, students may not reapply to the program.
  4. It is the candidate’s responsibility to monitor academic standing.
  5. The candidate must not be enrolled in coursework beyond the end of the probationary period until the GPA is confirmed by the School of Education as meeting the requisite 3.0. Therefore, students may miss a class in their plan while awaiting final grades of coursework taken during the probationary period. It is the student’s responsibility to reschedule any missed courses in their program.
  6. Specific graduate programs require compliance to checkpoints which may be impacted by an academic probation.
    1. MA-Reading: Exit from the program will be jeopardized if the requisite 3.5 program GPA is not attained.
    2. MA: Candidates on academic probation will not be allowed to participate in the Capstone Project.

Briner School of Business Academic Standards

Graduate students have a responsibility to demonstrate the ability to complete graduate-level coursework. Accordingly, graduate students are expected to maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in the MBA and MS programs. Students falling below a cumulative GPA of 3.0 will be placed on academic probation.

The Program Director will review cumulative GPAs of all students at the conclusion of each course. Students placed on probation will be informed in writing within approximately three weeks after the end of a course. Those placed on probation must show progress by earning a grade of B or higher in the next class in which they receive a grade, and must have at least a 3.0 GPA at the end of the second full probationary term in which they receive any grades. For example, a student placed on probation at the end of any summer course must earn a B in the next course taken and have a 3.0 GPA or higher by the end of the spring term. Students will be removed from probation when their cumulative GPA is at least 3.0. Those not achieving the minimum GPA will be dismissed. Note, too, that students cannot graduate while on academic probation (see “Degree Requirements” section above).