2019-2020 Course Catalog

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policies


All students are expected to maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) unless noted otherwise by a specific program. Full time students are expected to accumulate course credits, under the minimal course load of 12 credits per long semester, at a rate consistent with achieving 120 credits. A student's progress is reviewed at the close of each term/semester. At that time, the appropriate academic dean's office reviews the grades of all students who have not met University standards. Students may be given a probationary period when they fall below this expectation. Students may receive an academic warning, an academic probation, an academic suspension or dismissal from the University.


All students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0. At the time of completion of graduate degree requirements, students must have earned a minimum of a cumulative 3.0 grade point average (GPA) unless noted otherwise by a specific graduate program. Satisfactory progress toward a degree is monitored each term/semester by this same criterion. Unless otherwise specified by the graduate program, the minimum full-time academic load during any semester is nine credit hours per semester. In the PsyD program, full time academic load is six credits.

Students not in good academic standing are subject to academic probation, academic suspension or academic dismissal. Additional program specific academic standing policies for students in the School of Health Sciences can be found in the specific program handbook.
When a student earns a grade lower than B-, the course must be repeated if the course is required as part of a degree program. In extenuating circumstances, a department chair or program director, with the dean's approval, may substitute another course of similar content. Additionally, no course may be repeated more than twice.)
If the repeated grade earned is less than B-, the student will be dismissed.

All undergraduate and graduate academic actions and separations are recorded on the student's transcript, and these actions may endanger the continuation of financial aid.