Each program in the College may have its own probation and dismissal policies. Please consult your Program Graduate Academic Student Handbook.  If it does not contain - or if you program does not have a Program Graduate Academic Student Handbook - a probation and dismissal policy, then the following College policy applies.

A master's student is subject to probation as soon as his/her graduate GPA falls below 2.500. The student remains on probation until four more courses are taken, at which time another evaluation is made.  If, at that time, the student has failed to raise his/her GPA to the required level of 2.500 the student may be dismissed for poor scholarship, and the student is prohibited from registering for additional course work.

A doctoral student will be advised to withdraw from the doctoral program when the department judges that the student is not maintaining satisfactory progress toward degree.  The determination of satisfactory progress is not limited to grades and grade point average, but includes all factors in the student's performance.

A student who has been dismissed may, after a period of time, petition for reinstatement. The petition, addressed to the dean of the College, would provide information that would demonstrate a change in the student’s circumstances to an extent that would support successful completion of the student’s degree program. The dean’s decision, based upon the merits of the petition and the recommendation of the faculty of the student’s department, may, if it's a favorable decision, stipulate conditions of reinstatement.  The dean may also decide to deny the petition for reinstatement.

For more information about probation and dismissal, please contact the College's Office of Advising and Student Services.