Academic Policies & Procedures

Scholastic Standards

Probation and Dismissal

A student will be placed on general academic probation following any enrollment period in which he or she fails to attain a minimum grade point average of 2.0. A student is placed on critical probation and may be subject to restricted enrollment or dismissal when the student’s grade point average has been below 2.0 in two enrollment periods. A student will not be able to graduate if the major grade point average or the cumulative grade point average is below 2.0.

The Probation Committee may review a student’s academic record at any time and take appropriate action.  Students on probation must, at a minimum, reflect on their past academic challenges through an online survey and meet with an identified business academic advisor to discuss these challenges and outline strategies for academic improvement and success.  Further, any student who does not possess the necessary preliminary training or who lacks other qualifications may be required by the committee to enroll in such courses as the committee may designate or to take other corrective action.

At the discretion of the Probation Committee, students may also be dismissed from the Kelley School if the student fails to meet the requirements of the probation policies.  The dismissal is, in effect, a year-long leave of absence during which the student has an opportunity to re-think his or her academic goals and plans.  Students who have been dismissed, do have the the opportunity to petition for re-admission; in such cases, petitions must be submitted in accordance with the deadlines and the terms of dismissal as specified in the dismissal letter.

Upon re-entry, if a student fails to meet probation requirements for a succeeding semester, that student is at-risk for permanent dismissal.

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