Warning Status & Academic Dismissal


To continue in the Graduate School beyond the first semester or summer session, the student must:

  • Make satisfactory progress in fulfilling any admission conditions that were imposed;
  • Meet any requirements imposed in writing by the Graduate Studies Committee;
  • Maintain a grade-point average of at least 3.00; and
  • Have approval of the Graduate Studies Committee.

The Graduate Studies Committee is responsible for evaluating students in its programs to ensure they are making satisfactory progress toward a degree. If a Graduate Studies Committee finds that a student is not making satisfactory progress, it may recommend to the Dean of Graduate Studies that the student’s program be terminated.

Warning Status

A student whose graduate grade-point average falls below 3.0 at the end of any semester or summer session will be warned by the Graduate School that his or her continuance in the Graduate School is in jeopardy. During the next semester or summer session for which the student is registered, he or she must attain a grade-point average of at least 3.0 or be subject to dismissal. During this period, the student may not drop any course or withdraw from the university without the approval of the graduate adviser and the graduate dean.

Dismissal & Readmission

Students who have been dismissed from the Graduate School may be readmitted for further graduate study only by petition of a Graduate Studies Committee to the Dean of Graduate Studies. The petition and readmission must be approved by the dean.

Warning status and academic dismissal are reflected on the student’s record.