Minimum Academic Standards
As a graduate student at Shippensburg University, you are
expected to maintain satisfactory academic standing, which requires a
cumulative QPA of 3.0 (B) or better in your total program of courses. If your
cumulative QPA drops below 3.0 or you earn one “C” grade in a graduate course,
you will be placed on academic probation.
Students on probation must raise their QPA to 3.0 by the end of the next semester (or full summer term) in which they register. An additional probationary semester may be granted at the discretion of the college dean.
If you fail to meet the conditions of academic probation you
are subject to dismissal.
Some programs may require undergraduate courses be taken while a student is enrolled in a graduate program. In this event, students must follow the standards for undergraduate courses that have been determined by the department, and the university will follow those standards for dismissal when appropriate.
In addition, some programs may require higher standards than listed above because of limitations imposed by accreditation agencies and societies. Departments administering these programs provide such requirements.
Dismissal for “C” Grades
You may earn only one “C” grade in any graduate course taken at Shippensburg University. This includes any courses that have been repeated and replaced with a higher grade. If you earn two “C” grades you will be dismissed from the university.
A “C” grade earned at Shippensburg University may not be made up at another institution of higher learning for the same course.
Dismissal for “F”
If you earn an “F” grade in any graduate course taken at Shippensburg University, you will be dismissed from the university.An “F” grade earned at Shippensburg University may not be made up at another institution of higher learning for the same course.
Notice and Appeal
If you are academically dismissed you will be notified in writing by the Registrar’s Office. You may appeal your dismissal by writing a letter to your college dean (with a copy to your department chair) by the date indicated in the dismissal letter. The Academic Review Committee will review all appeals.