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Academic Standing

Dean’s List and Honor Roll

To be eligible for term honors, students must have maintained at least a 2.00 CGPA and must not have received a D or F during the term. In addition, students must have achieved a term GPA of 3.50-4.00 for inclusion on the Dean’s List or 3.20-3.49 for inclusion on the Honor Roll. Students must be enrolled full-time to be eligible for these honors.

Academic Warning, Probation, Suspension, and Dismissal

Warning

A student whose cumulative grade point average (CGPA) is less than 2.00 for one term is placed on academic warning. They are restricted to registering for 15 credit hours and they must repeat every course in which they received a grade of F, and it is recommended to repeat grades of D. However, students considering a program change should consult with the new Program Coordinator prior to scheduling any repeated courses. The academic program of a student on warning may be further restricted by the College Dean or designee.

Probation

A student whose CGPA is less than 2.00 for two consecutive terms is placed on academic probation. A student who has a single/term GPA of less than 1.00 will also be placed on academic probation. Students on probation are classified as students not in good standing and may not serve as elected members of the Student Government Association, may not participate in intercollegiate athletics as members of a University team, may not serve on the editorial staff of a campus publication, and will lose eligibility for financial aid programs. They are restricted to registering for 12 credit hours and they must repeat every course in which they received a grade of D or F. However, students considering a program change should consult with the new Program Coordinator prior to scheduling any repeated courses. The academic program of a student on probation may be further restricted by the College Dean or designee.

Students who are placed on academic probation will be allowed to complete any flight course in which they are currently enrolled. However, they will not be allowed to enroll in subsequent flight courses until they return to good academic standing. A first-semester student who has a term GPA of less than 1.00 will be required to develop a plan of study with his or her program coordinator prior to registering.

Suspension

A student whose CGPA is less than 2.00 for three consecutive terms, or a student on academic probation whose CGPA at the end of the subsequent period is below 2.00, is suspended from the University unless the student maintains a term GPA greater than 2.00.

A student on academic warning who has a subsequent term GPA of less than 1.00, or a student on academic probation who has a subsequent term GPA of less than 2.00 will be suspended from the University.

Dismissal

A student who has been suspended and readmitted is on probationary status until the CGPA has been raised to 2.00. If the term GPA falls below 2.00 during the probationary period, the student is dismissed. Any previously suspended student who has been restored to good standing but whose academic performance subsequently deteriorates to a level that would qualify for initial suspension is dismissed. Academic dismissal is final and the student will not be readmitted to the University. Residential campus students desiring to appeal an academic dismissal must submit a petition within 30 days of notification to the campus registrar. The Registrar will forward the petition to the Academic Standards and Readmission Committee. Students will provide documentation to the committee and may appeal in person. The student will also have the option of arranging for representation by a faculty advocate to assist with the pleading of his or her case.

When a change of grade or the conversion of the grade I changes a student’s academic status, the previous academic status of warning, probation, or suspension is removed and does not become part of the student’s permanent record.

Suspension and Dismissal for Cause

The University reserves the right to suspend or dismiss a student at any time and without further reason, if the student exhibits the following undesirable conduct:

  1. Actions that pose a risk to the health, safety, or property of members of the University community, including, but not limited to, other students, faculty, staff, administrative officers, or the student himself/herself.
  2. Conduct that disrupts the educational process of the University.
  3. Any other just cause.

Readmission

A student who has been suspended from the University for any reason may apply for readmission to the Office of the Registrar.

A student who has been academically suspended may apply for readmission after 12 calendar months following the suspension and after completing a minimum of 15 pre-approved hours of academic credit with a CGPA of 2.50 or higher from an accredited institution. If the University readmits such students, they will be admitted with probationary status.