Academic Standing


Students whose cumulative grade point average (CGPA) falls below 3.00 are placed on Academic Warning. Students on Academic Warning must raise their cumulative grade point average to 3.00 in the next 12 hours of graduate work.


Students will be dismissed from their graduate program whenever any of the following conditions occur:

  1. A student on conditional status fails to satisfy the conditions of their admission;
  2. A final grade of less than B is received in any three graduate courses;
  3. A final grade of F has been received for any two graduate courses;
  4. A final grade of F is received in any course worth 6 credit hours or more;
  5. The cumulative grade point average has not been raised to at least 3.00 within the first twelve graduate hours attempted after the semester/term in which the student is placed on academic warning;
  6. A student's cumulative grade point average drops below 2.50.

Students may appeal their first academic dismissal from the University by submitting a petition in writing detailing the existence of any exceptional mitigating circumstances to the Chief Academic Officer (CAO) or designee within 30 days of the receipt of the dismissal notice. The CAO or designee will refer the petition to the appropriate appeals committee for recommendation. Upon recommendation of the appeals committee, the CAO or designee reviews the case and makes the final determination of the action to be taken. Such action will be taken in a timely manner not to exceed 30 days of the receipt of the petition. If confirmed, academic dismissal is entered on the student’s permanent record and is final.

Students may only appeal a dismissal one time.

Dismissal for Cause

The University reserves the right to 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 as determined by the University.

Loss of Graduate Status and Readmission

Under certain circumstances (other than graduation), a graduate student may lose graduate status and will no longer be considered a student at Embry-Riddle. This can occur when:

  1. A student voluntarily withdraws from the University.
  2. A student is dismissed from the University and the dismissal becomes final.
  3. A student fails to meet the requirement for continuous enrollment. This occurs when a student does not enroll in at least one semester in a two-year period.
  4. A student does not complete the degree requirements of a graduate program within seven years of starting the graduate program.

Students who fail to maintain continuous enrollment for any reason are required to apply for readmission under the catalog in effect at that time.