Academic Policies & Procedures

Scholastic Standards

Probation and Dismissal

A student is placed on academic probation following any enrollment period in which he or she fails to attain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0. Although an overall, cumulative GPA below 2.0 does not place a student on probation, a student will not be able to graduate if the major GPA or the overall, cumulative GPA is below 2.0. However, if the semester GPA is below 2.0, this does place the student on probation even if the overall, cumulative GPA is above 2.0.

A student on academic probation must reflect on past academic challenges through an online self-assessment survey and meet with an identified business academic advisor a minimum of two times during the probation semester. At these appointments, the student and the advisor will discuss these challenges and outline strategies for academic improvement and success. Additionally, a student on academic probation must complete one of two courses: BUS-X 355 Academic Success Mentoring (2 cr) or EDUC-X 158 The Culture of College (3 cr). 

A student who fails to attain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in a second enrollment period will be dismissed from the Kelley School. At the discretion of the Probation Committee, a student may also be dismissed from the Kelley School if he or she 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. A student, who has been dismissed, does have the opportunity to petition for re-instatement. In such cases, petitions must be submitted in accordance with the deadlines and the terms of dismissal as specified in the dismissal letter. The deadline to apply for fall semester readmission is March 15th and the deadline to apply for spring readmission is November 15th.  A student may not apply to be readmitted during a summer session.  A denied re-admission petition results in permanent dismissal from the Kelley School.

If a student is awarded re-entry, and fails to meet probation requirements for a succeeding semester or earns below a 2.0 grade point average in any enrollment period, that student will be permanently dismissed from the Kelley School.

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