Regulations for Graduate Study – Scholastic Requirements

General Requirements of the Graduate School

A graduate student with regular status in a graduate program whose cumulative GPA drops below a 3.0 average at any time after earning twelve semester hours will be placed on academic warning. Academic warning status must be removed by raising the overall average to at least 3.0 during the next twelve hours of graduate work following the period in which the academic warning was incurred. Failure to do so will result in the student being dropped from the program.

A grade of “I” (incomplete) is evaluated as an F for the purposes of calculating a student’s GPA until replaced by the earned grade. “I” grades must be removed within the first four weeks of the next semester of enrollment if the student’s overall GPA drops below a 3.0 as a result of the incomplete grade. A student whose GPA remains above 3.0 despite an “I” on his or her transcript must remove the incomplete within four weeks from the beginning of the next semester in which the student is enrolled or else the student will be placed on academic warning.

Special Requirements of the Department of History

Any student who received six hours of “C” or three hours of “D” or “F” in history courses shall be dismissed from the program, although the student dismissed may petition the Graduate Committee for reinstatement.

A student on academic warning will ordinarily be ineligible for a teaching assistantship or other departmental financial support.

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