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Academic Dismissal

Individual graduate programs may have regulations in addition to the general graduate policy. Students are advised to consult the appropriate section of this Catalog to determine them. Doctoral students should refer to the Doctoral Student Handbook for the academic dismissal policy for the doctoral program. The University reserves the right to request the withdrawal of any student when, in its judgment, the general good of the University requires it.

Graduate Arts and Sciences

Students enrolled in degree programs in the College of Arts and Sciences that require fewer than twelve courses for the degree who receive three grades below B will be dropped from the degree program. Students in programs that require twelve or more courses who receive four grades below B will be dropped from the degree program. Also, students who receive two grades of F will be dropped from the degree program. The term course as used in this regard, applies only to 560 or higher level courses.

Students in Post-Master’s Certificate programs that require four courses will be dropped from such programs if they receive a grade below B. Students in programs that require more than four courses will receive a warning letter if they receive a grade below B; they will be dismissed if they receive a second such grade.

Graduate Business

Students enrolled in degree programs in the Haub School of Business who receive three grades of C or below in courses at the 560 level or higher will be dropped from the program. Students who receive a single grade of C or below will receive a warning letter; students who receive a second grade of C or below are placed on academic probation and will be so advised by letter.

Students enrolled in the Post-M.B.A. Certificate Program who receive two grades of C or below will be dropped from the program.

To graduate, students must fulfill all credit hour requirements for the degree programs. Each candidate for graduation must have at least 3.0 cumulative GPA (excluding all prerequisite courses), no more than two grades below a C, and no F grades outstanding in order to be certified for graduation. The program director with support from the Registrar’s Office is responsible for monitoring student academic progress throughout the course of the program.