A cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above is required in order to earn the graduate degree. A maximum of two C’s and no D’s may count toward the degree. If the cumulative GPA falls below 3.00 after the completion of nine credit hours, the student will be placed on academic probation for the following twelve credit hours or until the student’s cumulative grade point average is at least 3.00, whichever is shorter.
Failure to reach the above minimum within the next twelve credit hours will result in the suspension of the graduate student from the University. Notification will come from the Chief Academic Officer. Graduate students under academic suspension normally may apply to the Chief Academic Officer for reinstatement. Reinstatement of the graduate student is not automatic but depends on the quality of evidence submitted to the Chief Academic Officer, in consultation with the appropriate academic Dean to justify belief that normal progress may be made toward satisfaction of degree requirements. Reinstated graduate students must pass all courses attempted for each succeeding semester with a course grade no lower than B or a second suspension will result.
Graduate students who have earned the requisite number or semester hours for the degree but have not reached a 3.00 cumulative GPA are required to satisfy quality point deficiencies through enrollment in courses of graduate level (i.e. courses numbered 5000 or above) as approved by his/her Academic Dean.