CAUSES AND RESOLUTIONS
Any of the following actions or conditions can cause the student to be placed on academic probation:
- Failure of any course. A grade of F in any course taken while a student at GSBS is grounds for dismissal from GSBS. The student may elect to request that the Dean allow him/her to retake the course the next time it is offered (usually within one year) rather than being subject to dismissal. Such requests are made via the student's advisor/advisory committee and the Academic Standards Committee. If the request is granted, the student must earn a grade of A or B in that course; a grade of C in the retake will result automatically in dismissal. During the interim the student will be on academic probation. If the student passes the course, the F will remain on the transcript, but only the new grade will be calculated in the GPA.
- Failure to maintain a Graduate School grade point average of 3.0 or better. The GPA must be raised to a 3.0 or better within one year. A student who receives a grade of C in a course may choose to retake the course to raise his/her GPA. In this case, only the second grade would be used in the GPA calculation, but the original (C) grade will remain on the student's transcript.
- Failure to meet with his or her Advisory Committee within a six-month period.
- Failure to meet the particular requirements for the M.S. or Ph.D. degree in the time periods specified in this Manual.
- Failure to make satisfactory progress toward the degree or perform academically in a satisfactory manner, as determined by the student's Advisory Committee.
The Dean may place a student on academic probation for any of the reasons given above. Written notification will be provided to the student, his or her Advisor or Advisory Committee, and Program Director (if applicable). Within one month of notification, the student, in consultation with the Advisor or Advisory Committee and Program Committee (if appropriate), will submit to the ASC a proposed course of action to resolve the student's academic difficulties. The ASC will review the proposal, approve it or suggest modifications and forward its recommendations to the Dean. The Dean will make the final decision on the student's proposal and inform the student of the conditions to be met.
Any student on probation will not be allowed to:
- Stand for the M.S. final oral thesis examination; or,
- Petition for the Ph.D. written/oral candidacy examination; or,
- Stand for the defense of the Ph.D. dissertation.