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Academic Probation and Dismissal Policy

A freshman student in the A.A. or B.A. programs who does not maintain an average above 2.0 for two semesters will be liable to academic probation. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors must maintain an average of 2.0 or better. Those who incur a “D” in two major subjects are automatically placed on academic probation and must discuss their progress with the Academic Dean each month for the next semester. 12

All students in the M.A., Non-degree Graduate Certificate, or Post Master’s Certificate in Theology programs must maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 throughout the program. Any student who does not maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 may be withdrawn from the program until such time as he or she has improved the cumulative G.P.A. to required specifications. M.Div. or Certificate of Preparation for Ordination students who do not maintain an average above 2.0 for two semesters may be withdrawn from the program.

Any student who falls slightly short of the prescribed standards may be allowed, under certain circumstances, to continue studies on probation, with the understanding that degree candidacy will not continue until work has improved. Students who do not maintain the minimum required G.P.A. after three semesters will be academically dismissed.

Academic probation and academic dismissal will be noted on transcripts.

To be reinstated an undergraduate student needs to raise his or her cumulative G.P.A. to above a 2.0 and a graduate student needs to raise his or her G.P.A. to at minimum a 3.0.

Students should follow their degree plan. The requirements for an A.A. is 60 credits, for a B.A. is 120 credits, for an M.A. is 36 credits, and for a Post-Masters Certificate is 30 credits.

Academic probation and academic dismissal will be noted in Populi, but not on transcripts.

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