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Regulations Governing Academic Standards

The following criteria for academic trial and dismissal, while making allowances for the student in the first semester, are designed to encourage academic work of quality at least equal to the minimum which is required for graduation.

Trial

A. A student who earns a semester grade-point average higher than that which merits dismissal but below 2.00 is placed on trial. In order to avoid dismissal from the University, a student who has been placed on trial must in the following semester earn a 2.00 semester average, enroll in all courses for a letter grade, and maintain a program of 12 or more credit hours. No student will be removed from trial until both the semester and cumulative averages are at least 2.00. A student who is on trial may not enroll in a University-sanctioned study abroad program.

B. First-Year Students. Following the first semester of enrollment, a student who earns a semester grade-point average higher than that which merits dismissal, but below 1.67, is placed on trial and must in the following semester satisfy the same probationary requirements as described above. All first-year students who have a cumulative grade-point average which is below 2.00 after completion of the second semester will be placed on trial.

Dismissal

C. A student who does not satisfy the condition of trial, or who earns a semester grade-point average of 1.00 or lower, or who earns failing grades in one-half of the semester credit hours attempted (excluding course in physical education and military studies) will be dismissed for low scholarship. The period of dismissal is for one year. Dismissed students must receive written approval from the Arts and Sciences Dean's Office before enrolling in any University course.