Probation and Suspension


A graduate student whose graduate cumulative grade-point average, or semester average, falls below 3.0 will be placed on probation.

Probationary status is removed at the end of a subsequent semester in which a cumulative and semester grade-point average of 3.0 is attained.


A student on probation who fails to earn a minimum, graduate, semester grade-point average of 3.0 will be suspended for one semester, after which the student may re-enroll.

A second suspension will be for an indefinite period of time.  A student who has served a time of suspension of at least one semester may appeal to the Graduate Council for readmission following the procedure as outlined in the Application of Appeal for Readmission after Second Suspension –  Graduate Appeal Form April 2015

A third suspension will result in permanent dismissal from graduate studies.

For the purpose of determining graduate student eligibility to return to the University, a semester and summer session are considered to be the same.

Suspensions may not be appealed.