3.1 Good Standing
Good academic standing requires that a student maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
3.21 A student enrolled in any one of the undergraduate programs whose cumulative grade point average is less than 2.0 at the end of the first semester or any subsequent semester will be placed on academic probation.
3.22 A student who is on academic probation may enroll in no more than 12 semester credit hours in a single semester.
Any student who is not removed from his/her probationary status within one semester, exclusive of summer sessions, will be suspended. A student who is suspended will not be permitted to register in the next semester, and must apply for readmission.
A one-semester extension of the probationary period may be requested by appealing in writing to the Office of the Associate Dean of the School of Education no later than 60 days prior to the first day of classes for the fall semester and 15 days prior to the first day of classes for the spring semester.
If the appeal is granted, the student will be required to follow specific stipulations during the extension period. If the appeal is denied, the student is not eligible for readmission for at least one semester.
3.4 Readmission after Suspension
3.41 Requests for readmission must be initiated by submitting the request at least 60 days prior to the registration period, and must include the following:
- An application for admission to the Office of Enrollment Management, and
- A completed petition for readmission to the school or college in which the student was last enrolled. The request should include a description of the student’s activities during the suspension period, the steps that have been taken to ensure success if the request is approved, and appropriate supporting documentation.
3.42 Requests for readmission will be reviewed by an admission committee, which will render a decision based on the student’s previous academic record, contents of the request for readmission, and other relevant factors.
3.43 Upon readmission after suspension, students must adhere to the conditions outlined below. Failure to meet these stipulations will result in suspension from the University:
- Establish and maintain contact with designated advisor (dean, faculty advisor, advisory center, or student services unit) for academic advising, counseling, assistance, and referral to support services. Contact should be specified by the advisor and the department faculty.
Enroll in appropriate courses in the Center for Academic Excellence and/or other support programs as stipulated by the admission committee.
Enroll in a maximum of 13 credit hours if full-time, and 7 credit hours if part-time, until the cumulative grade point average meets the requirement for removal of probation.
Remove all deficiencies during the next semester of enrollment (or the next semester when the courses are offered) before proceeding with the published program for the degree.
Earn a minimum grade of C in each course or earn the required grade point average stipulated by the admission committee until the cumulative grade point average meets the requirements for the removal of probation.
3.5 Readmission of Students in Good Standing
When the attendance of a student in good academic standing is disrupted for at least one semester, application for readmission must be made no later than 10 days prior to the registration date for the semester in which re-enrollment is desired.
3.6 Grading Policies
3.61 Grading in undergraduate courses shall follow the University system of letter grades: A, B, C, D, and F. Each incomplete designation ("I") must be accompanied by an alternative grade ("B,""C,""D," or "F"). The alternative grade will become the permanent grade, if the incomplete is not removed. *The Incomplete Grade Contract must be signed by the student, instructor of course, and the Department Chair and filed with Enrollment Management.
3.62 A student may repeat a course only once in professional education and teaching methods for which a grade below C was earned. The previous grade will remain on the academic record, but it will not be used in computing the cumulative grade point average.
3.71 Undergraduate students with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.2, after each academic year, will be included on the Dean's List.
3.72 Students completing the undergraduate human development or teacher education program will be awarded graduation honors based upon achieving cumulative grade point averages as follows:
Cum Laude: 3.20 - 3.49
Magna Cum Laude: 3.50 - 3.79
Summa Cum Laude: 3.80 - 4.0
3.73 The School of Education offers an undergraduate Honors Program that provides high achieving, highly motivated students with an in-depth program of study in human development or teacher education augmented with intensive instruction and individualized mentoring. Current human development and elementary education majors who wish to be considered for entry to the Honors Program must apply during their first year at the University. Transfer students who do not enter the Honors Program as freshmen can be invited to participate in the program at the beginning of their sophomore year. Students can obtain application materials for the Honors Program in their respective Department.
3.8 Class Attendance
Regular class attendance and participation are expected of all students in the Human Development and Curriculum and Instruction programs, and professors may consider these factors in the evaluation of students. Guidelines for class attendance can be found in the University H-Book.
3.9 Academic Load
3.91 Full-time status requires enrollment in at least 12 credit hours of coursework; students enrolled for fewer than 12 semester hours are considered to be in part-time status.
3.92 The maximum course load is 18 credit hours per semester. In exceptional situations, with the approval of the advisor and the dean, students with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 may be permitted to enroll in up to 21 credit hours.