Academic Standing


Full-time 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 master's program whenever any of the following conditions occur:

  • Students on conditional status fail to satisfy the conditions of their admission.
  • A final grade of less than B is received in any three master's courses.
  • A final grade of F has been received for any two master's courses.
  • A final grade of F is received in any course worth 6 credit hours or more.
  • The cumulative grade point average has not been raised to at least 3.00 within the first twelve master's hours attempted after the semester/term in which the student is placed on academic warning.
  • Two grades of U occur during the course of the thesis research.
  • A final grade less than B is received in any prerequisite undergraduate course.

Master's students may appeal their academic dismissal from the University by submitting a petition in writing detailing the existence of any exceptional mitigating circumstances to the Vice Chancellor of Academic Support or designee within 30 days of the receipt of the dismissal notice. The Vice Chancellor of Academic Support or designee will refer the student petition to the appropriate appeals committee for recommendation. Upon recommendation of the appeals committee, the Vice Chancellor 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 final.


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.

Loss of Master's Status and Readmission

Under certain circumstances (other than graduation), a masters 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 term in a two-year period.
  4. A student does not complete the degree requirements of a master's program within seven years of starting the graduate program.
  5. A student completes a master's 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.