STANDARDS OF SCHOLARSHIP FOR ADULT/NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENTS
(Approved in Faculty Meeting 2/7/95)
STANDARDS OF ACADEMIC PROGRESS
Most adult/non traditional students proceed according to a pace and rhythm unrelated to the pattern typical of traditional students. Therefore, the guidelines on academic progress set forth for traditional students do not apply to this group.
The University has devised criteria for adult/non-traditional students which reflect the normal pace and rhythm of their studies. Governing principles include both minimum acceptable levels of achievement and consistency in progress. The minimum grade point averages governing adult/non-traditional students correspond to those applying to traditional students. Levels of progress, however, are stated in semester hours completed, including accepted transfer credits, rather than in units of time:
1.667 through completion of 16 semester hours
1.750 through completion of 32 semester hours
1.850 through completion of 48 semester hours
2.000 upon completion of 49 semester hour or more
For purposes of academic action, the Summer Session is considered a single semester.
A student will be placed on this status in the event that the cumulative GPA, with at least 12 semester hours completed, falls below the minimum level appropriate for the number of credits completed or in the event of any of the following situations
- A student can also be placed in this status in the event of any of the following situations. (The concept of "succession" does not require contiguity of semesters and students will also be placed on probation in the event of any of the following:
A. Student will be placed on this status in the event that the cumulative GPA falls below the minimum level appropriate for the number of credits completed.
A student can also be placed in this status in the event of any of the following situations. (The concept of "succession" does not require contiguity of semesters.)
B. A semester in which the student enrolls for 10 or more semester hours with a term GPA below the minimum acceptable in relation to the students cumulative credit total.
C. A succession of two semesters in which the student fails to earn a grade of C or higher or enroll for a total of 12 or more semester hours with a GPA for that span below minimum acceptable level in relation to the student cumulative credit total at the point of action.
D. A succession of three semesters in which the GPA for that span is below the minimum acceptable level in relation to the student's cumulative credit total at the point of action.
A student is removed from academic probation when the semester GPA, the GPA for the most recent two or three semesters, and the cumulative GPA all stand at the minimum acceptable level in relation to the student's cumulative semester hour total at the point of most recent computation.
A student on academic probation must obtain the signature of the Dean for each registration. The Dean may require a limitation of semester hours attempted.
For an adult/non-traditional student this action may occur at the conclusion of any semester, including the Summer Session. Suspension may result from either of the following:
The policies on appeal of academic suspension, readmission after academic suspension or academic dismissal are the same as those for traditional students, with the exception of the semester hour requirement relating to readmission. For an Adult/Non-Traditional student this requirement is formulated by the Dean in conjunction with the Board of Academic Standards in a manner reflecting the student's pace of study and other circumstances.