Probation, Suspension and Dismissal

Probation, Suspension and Dismissal
Probationary standing, academic suspension and academic dismissal are determined by the cumulative index. Notice of deficiency in the required cumulative index is given to the student each semester by the Associate Dean for Academic Support Services.

Freshmen who have a minimum cumulative index of 1.8 at the end of the freshman year, will be admitted to the sophomore year with probationary status. Sophomores who do not achieve a cumulative index of 2.0 by the end of the first semester will be granted probationary status for the succeeding semester. If the student fails to achieve the 2.0 cumulative index required for good academic standing by the end of the second semester, they may be put on academic suspension or academically dismissed from the College.

To attain junior status, ordinarily a student must have achieved a minimum cumulative index of 2.0. Students may appeal these general regulations in writing to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, if circumstances warrant. Actions of suspension and dismissal will be recorded on the permanent record by the middle of the semester following such action. Students who do not meet the minimum requirements of their academic level will be notified of academic suspension or dismissal by the Associate Dean for Academic Support Services.

A student who has been academically suspended may return to the College as a non-matriculated student after consultation with and approval of the Associate Dean for Academic Support Services. The student will then be required to reach the minimum academic requirements within a time specified by the Associate Dean for Academic Support Services or be subject to academic dismissal. If the student shows evidence of academic improvement and attains a 2.0 cumulative index, they may apply for readmission to the College through written application to the Admissions Office. A student who has been dismissed normally may not return to the College under any circumstances.

N.B. Any student whose conduct is at variance with the ideals of the College is subject to dismissal from the College.