Academic Probation, Suspension, and Dismissal

Graduate Students

If a student fails to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0, the student will be placed on academic probation. If a student has completed 12 or fewer semester hours, the student will have 9 semester hours to increase the CGPA to 3.0 or above. If a student on academic probation has attempted more than 12 semester hours, the student will have 6 semester hours to increase the CGPA to 3.0 or above.

Students on academic probation will not have access to registration online through WebAdvisor. Students must register using a paper registration form with a proper method of payment until the academic probation hold is removed.

If at any point a student on academic probation cannot achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0 with the courses allowed, the student will be academically dismissed from the program. Academic dismissal is permanent unless, with good cause, a student reapplies to the college and is accepted under special consideration for readmission by the Executive Director of Graduate and Professional Studies. Note: There is a 10-year statute of limitations on all graduate-level courses. Any course that is over 10 years old will not be applied toward the degree requirements; however, all grades will count toward a student’s GPA, regardless of when taken.

This publication provides information concerning the programs at Nichols College and does not constitute a contract with the student.

The policies and procedures contained in the 2015-2016 Nichols College Catalog will remain in effect until June 30, 2016. Nichols College reserves the right to change at any time the rules governing admission, tuition, fees, courses, the granting of degrees, or any other regulations affecting the campus community. Such changes are to take effect whenever college officials deem necessary.