Academic Probation Policy

Academic Probation:
Students dropping below the program GPA requirement will be placed on academic probation, referred to the dean, and will be required to follow steps to restore their GPAs to the required levels as specified below.

Undergraduate students are required to maintain a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 to continue in the undergraduate programs (AA and BA) and to be awarded either the AA of Arts in Liberal Arts or the BA in Theology Completion Degree or the Catechetical Diploma certificate.

Graduate students are required to maintain a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 to continue in the graduate program and to be awarded the MA in Theology. 

Students whose cumulative GPA drops below the required minimums will be placed on academic probation, referred to the academic dean. However, any student, graduate or undergraduate, who earns less than a 1.0 GPA in any given term may be subject to dismissal.  Students placed on academic probation will receive a Notice of Academic Probation that must be signed and returned to the registrar.  If the notice is not returned within a week with a signature, the student will be prevented from registering for future courses.  Students will be given one academic term to bring up their cumulative GPA to the minimum.

At the conclusion of the one academic term, should the cumulative GPA be at or above the minimum required, the student will be removed from academic probation. 

The student will remain on academic probation until the student restores the GPA to the minimum, or the academic committee determines that the student is making the necessary progress to achieve the minimum GPA by graduation.  Should the cumulative GPA and the term GPA not be at the minimum at the conclusion of the one academic term, the student will be subject to dismissal.

Students may appeal the academic probation by submitting a letter to the academic committee requesting further consideration.

Reinstatement: Students who have been dismissed from the University must wait two academic terms before reapplying to the University.  Students must submit a letter of appeal for readmission to the academic dean for review.  If reinstated, the student will be placed on academic probation.  If the student fails to meet the minimum term GPA, he or she will be subject to dismissal at the end of the academic term.  Students dismissed a second time may not apply for readmission.

Failing Grade: To receive college credit at the undergraduate level, a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher must be achieved for each course.  Undergraduate and graduate degree students who earn a grade of D or F in a core course will be required to retake the course. Students who re-enroll in the course and receive a passing grade, will have the F or D forgiven and only the passing grade will appear on the transcript.