Graduate Catalog 2004-2005
In order to remain in good standing and to graduate, a student must make satisfactory progress toward a degree. Academic good standing is defined as:
- The maintenance of a 3.0 grade point average at the master's and specialist's levels and a 3.2 at the doctoral level;
- The accumulation of not more than two incomplete grades;
- The completion of departmental requirements other than course work, such as comprehensive examinations, thesis research, or foreign language requirement, by established deadlines; and
- The absence of any suspensions, probations, or other disciplinary sanctions for violations of the Student Affairs Handbook.
Satisfactory academic progress in a program also involves maintaining the standards of academic and professional integrity expected in a particular discipline or program; failure to maintain these standards may result in the academic dismissal.
A course taken for graduate credit in which a D was received may not be used to meet degree requirements nor to meet the minimum credit hour requirements for a graduate degree; however, the hours and grade are used to compute the cumulative grade point average. If a graduate student repeats a course, each grade received is counted in computing the cumulative grade point average. To compute GPA, the total number of points (on the 4.0 scale) are divided by the total number of hours undertaken for graduate credit, excluding courses in which the marks INC, IP, S, U, or W/P are recorded.