Academic Standards and Probation Policy
Graduate students must meet the following academic standards:
- To be eligible for admission to candidacy, graduation, and to take comprehensive examinations, a student must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. No grade below C will be accepted as part of a program of study for a graduate degree. No course in which a student receives a C grade can be applied to education (Ed.D.) or psychology (Psy.D.) doctoral degree programs of study. A student receiving an F in any graduate course for any graduate program will be dismissed from the Graduate School.
- The Graduate School will place on probation any student whose cumulative graduate grade point average falls below 3.0 after nine (9) hours of credit completed (without an F grade). If the grade point average remains below 3.0 after the completion of another nine (9) hours of credit completed, the student will be dismissed from the Graduate School. In certain departments and programs, earning two C grades in graduate courses may result in dismissal from the Graduate School.
To be removed from probation, students must obtain a 3.0 grade point average or better for the next nine (9) hours completed. In addition to these minimum academic standards, students must also meet all academic standards and retention policies that have been adopted by departments and reported to the Graduate School. Please see individual departments and programs for their specific academic requirements.