Academic Probation and Dismissal

Satisfactory progress toward the graduate certificate, credential, or master’s degree program is required. A 3.0 grade-point average (GPA) is considered satisfactory progress.

In the event that the GPA drops below the minimum 3.0, the student will be placed on academic probation and given one enrollment period to raise it to the satisfactory level. Exceptions to this policy may be noted in program descriptions.

A doctoral student must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in 700-level courses and receive no grade below B- in 700-level courses. A cumulative GPA lower than 3.0 or the receipt of a grade lower than B- in 700-level courses will result in the student being placed on probation. A doctoral student who is on probation for more than a total of two terms throughout his or her doctoral study may be dismissed from the program.

A student may be disqualified from further graduate work at APU if a 3.0 GPA is not maintained. Probation and dismissal actions are posted on a student’s transcript.

A professional student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 in classes required for the major. In the event that the GPA drops below the minimum 2.0, the student will be placed on academic probation and given one enrollment period to raise it to the satisfactory level. Exceptions to this policy may be noted in program descriptions.

Furthermore, all School of Education students have additional requirements regarding academic probation and dismissal. Refer to the School of Education Academic Policies catalog page for more details. For questions connected to those policies, contact the School of Education dean’s office.