Suspension and Readmission



Students who fail to meet the required GPA while on probation will be suspended from the university unless the student:

  • earns at least a 2.5 GPA on their attempted hours in the current probationary semester,


  • is readmitted by the Readmission Appeals Committee following submission of an appeal to that committee. Evidence of participation in the intervention program prescribed by the academic unit to which the student is assigned or the Academic Support Center in the Office of Undergraduate Studies is considered.

Appeals of Suspension

Only students who have completed the required intervention strategies are eligible to appeal for exception to suspension. A student who wishes to appeal his or her suspension must appeal in writing to the Readmission Appeals Committee. The appeal form must be received in Academic Services by 5:00 p.m. according to the deadline in the university catalog.

The appeal should contain rationale for the appeal; documentation of personal, family or medical problems; and where available a copy of the intervention plan signed by the adviser or departmental representative.

Continuing students who have served a portion of their suspension, and who wish exemption from the remainder, may submit a letter of appeal. This letter must be

received according to the deadlines stated in the previous paragraph. The Student Academic Appellate Committee normally will not approve appeals from ineligible students unless they are based on personal or family problems of an extreme nature or on evidence of substantial academic improvement.

Readmission After Suspension



Probation and Termination Policy

In order to remain in good academic standing, graduate students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all coursework related to their program of study once they have a total of 9 credit hours attempted* and any additional or higher academic standards established by their program of study. Students who fail to meet their program’s criteria may be placed on probation or dismissed from the program.

Students who fail to remain in good academic standing in accordance with the paragraph above, will be automatically placed on academic probation by the Graduate School, during which time they will have an opportunity to correct their academic deficiencies. The probationary period will last for the term(s) in which the next nine credit hours are attempted. Enrollment in the Graduate School will be automatically terminated for students who fail to correct their academic deficiencies by the end of the probationary period. Graduate students will not be allowed to take classes and subject to immediate dismissal once it becomes mathematically impossible to achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all coursework related to their program of study by the end of the remaining probationary period.

Students may appeal dismissal decisions by following the process outlined in the Graduate School Appeals Procedure.

*Total credit hours attempted is the sum of credit hours for all graduate courses in which a graduate student is enrolled as of the tenth day of each semester (the Official University Enrollment Report Date or “Census Date”). Courses with a grade of “I” (incomplete) or dropped after census date are included in the calculation of credit hours attempted. Thesis and dissertation courses are not included as they may be repeated multiple times and no grade is assigned until the thesis or dissertation is defended.

Appeals of Suspension

For information regarding the Graduate School Appeals Process, visit the Graduate Catalog.