A graduate student whose grade point average drops below a 3.0 (3.25 or 3.5 in certain programs) will be placed on probation, suspended from graduate study, or dismissed from the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. The dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies, in accordance with the regulations of the student's academic department and the College of Graduate and Professional Studies, will make decisions in such matters.
Students who have been academically dismissed should expect to stay out of classes for one academic semester (following a first dismissal) and one academic year (following a second dismissal), after which such students should petition their academic dean to return to classes. No student may return to classes after a third academic dismissal.
A student who is suspended from graduate study or dismissed from the College of Graduate and Professional Studies may request a review of the case through the following procedures.
Procedure for Dismissal Appeal
Students who have been academically dismissed should expect to stay out of classes for one academic semester (following a first dismissal) and one academic year (following a second dismissal). If you feel that there are extenuating circumstances to support reconsideration of your dismissal and placement on and placement on academic probation, please contact your advisor, graduate program director or department chair within two weeks of the start of the next term.
You will need to provide them with the following:
- An explanation of the circumstances that led to your current academic performance; and
- A plan indicating the steps you intend to take to rectify this situation as soon as possible. This should include steps you will take to raise your cumulative GPA to 3.0 and/or retake any classes in which you have previously received failing grades. Please note courses that are retaken do not replace prior grades.
Approval of your appeal must be sent to the Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies by the graduate program director or department chair.
For further information on requirements, time limitations, and standards for specific degree programs, refer to the following:
The Catalog of Indiana State University is the document of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalog supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.