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Academic Standing

Dean’s List and Honor Roll

To be eligible for semester honors, students must be enrolled full-time, have completed all coursework for the semester, maintained at least a 2.00 CGPA, and must not have received a D or F during the semester. In addition, students must have achieved a semester GPA of 3.50-4.00 for inclusion on the Dean’s List or 3.20-3.49 for inclusion on the Honor Roll. An appropriate notation is made on the academic transcript of a student earning semester honors.

Academic Warning, Probation, Suspension, and Dismissal

Warning

A student whose cumulative grade point average (CGPA) is less than 2.00 for one semester will be placed on academic warning. The academic program of a student on warning may be restricted by the College dean or designee.

Probation

A student whose CGPA is less than 2.00 for two consecutive semesters will be placed on academic probation. A student who has a semester 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 may lose eligibility for financial aid programs. The academic programs of students on probation may be restricted. 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.

Suspension

A student whose CGPA is less than 2.00 for three consecutive semesters, or a student on academic probation whose GPA at the end of the subsequent period is below 2.00, will be suspended from the University.

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

Dismissal

A student suspended for academic reasons and subsequently readmitted will be on probationary status until the CGPA has been raised to 2.00. If the semester GPA falls below 2.00 during the probationary period, the student will be dismissed. Any previously suspended and readmitted student who has been restored to good standing but whose academic performance subsequently deteriorates to a level that would qualify for initial suspension will be dismissed. Academic dismissal is final and the student will not be readmitted to the University.

Students desiring to appeal an academic dismissal must submit a petition, within 30 calendar days of notification, to the Registrar in the Records Office. The petition will be forwarded to the student’s College Dean. The student will provide documentation to the Dean and may appeal in person. The Dean will provide a decision, along with stipulated conditions for a dismissal reversal if appropriate.

The Chief Academic Officer is the final authority in the dismissal process. Once confirmed, the Academic dismissal is final and the student will not be readmitted to the University.

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 academically suspended from the University must apply for readmission through the Records Office.  Such students are eligible to apply for readmission after 12 calendar months following the suspension and after completing a minimum of 15 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.