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Minimum Academic Standards

As a graduate student at Shippensburg University, you are expected to maintain satisfactory academic standing, which requires a cumulative QPA of a 3.0 (B) or better each semester. If your cumulative QPA drops below 3.0, you will be placed on academic probation, and if your cumulative QPA drops below a 2.0, you will be dismissed from the degree or professional certification program. Students on academic probation must raise their cumulative QPA to 3.0 by the end of the next semester in which they register (Spring term semester = January-May; Full summer term = Summer term A and B; Fall term semester = August-January) or they will be dismissed from the degree or professional certification program. If a student must take undergraduate prerequisites while pursuing a graduate degree or professional certification, the specific department academic standards for minimum QPA applies. In all cases where graduate or certification programs answer to and must meet accreditation standards, the departments administering these programs impose and enforce the minimum academic requirements.

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 the date indicated in the dismissal letter by writing a letter to the Chair or Program Director of the department from which you were academically dismissed. Only upon the approval of the department Chair or Program Director will an appeal be granted.

Contact the MBA Department, College of Business Grove Hall 324 1871 Old Main Drive Shippensburg, PA 17257 Phone: 717-477-1483