Policies & Procedures
DismissalStudents are dismissed from the College of Arts and Sciences when, in the judgment of the Academic Retention Committee, they have ceased to make adequate progress toward their degree. Students who fail to attain a minimum grade point average of 2.000 (C) in any two semesters and who have a cumulative grade point average below 2.000 (C) are dismissed automatically. (Note that these students will have been placed on probation at least once before dismissal.)
Whether or not students have been placed on probation before, the Academic Retention Committee may dismiss students if their record reveals any of the following:
- failing or near-failing performance in any semester;
- failure to make adequate progress toward completion of major requirements;
- failure to make any progress toward completion of degree requirements in any semester;
- a cumulative grade point average below 2.000 (C).