Satisfactory Academic Progress

For students to maintain satisfactory academic progress, a GPA of at least 3.0 (B grade average) and a passing grade in all pass/ fail courses must be obtained. If the GPA falls below 3.0, students will be placed on academic probation and must correct the deficiency within the stated period of time, as determined by the Committee for Satisfactory Academic Progress and Professional Standards (CAPPS). Failure to do so may result in dismissal. Students must achieve a B grade or better in all departmental courses. A C grade in any departmental course will require that students repeat the course at its next offering. A course may only be repeated once.

Students’ academic progress will be reviewed biannually by the departmental GAC to identify and deal with any academic or nonacademic issues. A report of each meeting will be forwarded to the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies for any further action. Students who are dismissed may appeal through the established SGS appeals process.