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A. To achieve satisfactory academic progress, a graduate student must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average (CGPA) and complete a minimum cumulative of 67% of all attempted graduate level coursework. Incompletes (I) and withdrawals (W) do not count toward completion.
B. When a student does not maintain satisfactory progress, the University will impose certain restrictions that will affect the student’s eligibility for enrollment.
1. Academic Probation: Academic probation is a formal warning that students did not achieve satisfactory progress. Students will be notified of their probation status in writing by the Registrar. Academic probation status appears on the student’s internal records, but it is not part of the permanent transcript.
a. Doctoral students are only allowed one semester of academic probation
throughout their curriculum.
2. Academic Disqualification: Academic disqualification occurs when students do not
meet satisfactory academic progress requirements for two consecutive terms.
Students will be notified of their disqualification in writing by the Registrar. Students are ineligible to register for subsequent terms. Students may appeal to be re-admitted by completing the Disqualification Appeal Form.
C. Disqualification Appeal Process: An appeal form must be submitted to the Graduate Academic Appeals Committee. The Graduate Academic Appeals Committee will
decide approval or denial of students who are appealing their academic
disqualification. Appeals must be submitted on the Disqualification Appeal Form and submitted to the academic appeals committee at least two weeks before the start of the term for which the student desires readmission. The appeal must state what undue hardship caused the student’s inability to meet satisfactory progress standards.
Only special extenuating circumstances will be considered. Students must also explain how they propose to remedy their situation. If the appeal is successful, the student is readmitted on probationary status. Appeals are approved for one term only.
Specific information in writing must document any appeal. The committee reviews each case and decides if the appeal is valid, the decision is announced to the student in writing, is final and not subject to further appeal.

Last modified: March 15, 2018