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Probation and Dismissal

The College of Education has a cumulative GPA requirement of 3.0 for students in a Master’s Program.  In addition, regardless of GPA, students are not to receive more than two grades of C or below to remain in good standing.  Graduate students whose cumulative GPA falls below a 3.0 will be placed on academic probation at which a student has four courses in which to raise their GPA to or above the 3.0 minimum.

Students on probation will receive a registration hold and be unable to register for classes.  They must make an appointment with the Academic Success Center to develop a plan for returning to good academic standing. 

After completing the four additional courses, if a student’s cumulative GPA is still below 3.0, they will be dismissed from the College of Education.  If they receive more than two grades of C or below, their status will be evaluated regardless of your cumulative GPA.  Master’s students may appeal to the Chair of the Department in which their program is housed for re-admittance or may apply to another program.  The Chair’s decision for re-admittance is final. 

Doctoral students who are fully accepted into the program will be placed on probation if their grade point average falls below 3.0 prior to the completion of 36 credit hours and 3.3 after the completion of 36 credit hours. The first assessment will occur at the end of 12 credit hours. Students will remain on probation until four additional courses are taken at which time a new evaluation is done. If the grade point average is not raised students may be subject to dismissal from the College of Education.