Good Academic Standing and Satisfactory Progress

Students are in good academic standing if their cumulative grade point average is 2.000 or better. The Educational Standards Committee reviews the academic performance of all students at the end of every term, considering students for academic dismissal, for removal from good academic standing, and for reinstatement to good academic standing.

Students achieving a cumulative grade point average less than 2.000 are placed on academic probation. If students raise their cumulative grade point averages to 2.000 or better by the end of either of the next two consecutive terms (excluding summer if so elected by the student), they will be restored to good academic standing. However, students will be reviewed after each term. Those who do not achieve a 2.000 cumulative grade point average by that time will be considered for dismissal.

Students who do not achieve a 1.500 grade point average at the end of their first term of work at the College will be considered for possible dismissal. Also, students who do or do not meet the minimum standards for good overall academic standing, but whose term grade point average is below a 1.500 for two consecutive terms, will be reviewed by the Committee for possible probation.

Students on academic probation should be making every effort to improve their academic performance and should curtail any activity which does not lead to that end. They are ineligible to participate in the following extra curricular activities: varsity or junior varsity athletics; club sports; service in an elected student government position; as a Resident Assistant or Orientation Leader; representing the student body on a standing committee of the Faculty; or serving in a leadership position in an active student club, in a major theatre production, the Octagon, WECW, or the Iris, unless such participation is part of coursework for academic credit. The faculty member or administrator supervising each extracurricular activity is responsible for enforcing this regulation. The student’s academic advisor will determine such eligibility in ambiguous cases.

The Educational Standards Committee will notify in writing all students who have been dismissed. The Committee will hear appeals made within ten working days of the date the dismissal notifications are issued.

Questions concerning academic probation and dismissal should be directed to Dean Michael Halperin, Registrar and Associate Academic Dean, McGraw Hall, room 113, (607) 735-1895.