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Scholastic Dismissal

Students are subject to scholastic dismissal in the following circumstances:

  • The student fails twelve or more hours in their first long semester (freshmen or transfer).
  • The student fails to achieve the requisite cumulative or semester GPA while on probation.
  • The student withdraws from the University after the twentieth class day while on probation.

Dismissal Terms

A first dismissal lasts one long semester (including any intervening summer session).

After returning from a first dismissal, students failing to once again achieve the requisite cumulative or semester GPA will be subject to a second dismissal. Second dismissals last three calendar years.

After returning from a second dismissal, students failing to once again achieve the requisite cumulative or semester GPA will be subject to a third dismissal. If a student is dismissed for a third time, this dismissal is final, per University policy.


Return from Dismissal

Students returning from dismissal will be on academic probation. Following a first dismissal, students are automatically eligible to return to the University and must submit an application for readmission.

Readmission following a second dismissal is not guaranteed and students must appeal for approval. Liberal Arts also offers an appeal option for students to return early from a second dismissal. For additional information regarding appeals, see Scholastic Dismissal Appeals.

Note: If the student has taken any coursework while on dismissal, the Office of Admissions requires they maintain at least a 2.50 GPA on all transfer work.