Academic Probation

College of Communication Policy

Undergraduate Policy

A student is put on Academic Probation when s/he is in danger of not making sufficient academic progress toward his/her degree, having fallen below a 2.00 GPI or GPA, or not completed 12 credits in a semester. Students are reviewed after one semester on Academic Probation. Those who earn a GPI and GPA of 2.00 or above and complete 12 credits during the probationary semester will return to Good Standing. Those students who do not achieve Good Standing (as defined above) during the probationary semester will move to Academic Suspension, Dismissal, or a second semester of Academic Probation, as determined by the school or college of enrollment. Students can be on Academic Probation for no more than two consecutive semesters. Academic Probation does not prohibit students from participating in extracurricular activities or intercollegiate athletics.

Additionally, COM students must receive passing letter grades in all registered coursework while on Academic Probation. No grades of F, I, MG, or W are accepted. COM Student Services provides its students on Academic Probation with a contract to be filled out when the probationary period starts. All students on Academic Probation must complete this contract in order to satisfy the terms of their probation.

Graduate Policy

Master’s Students

A 3.0 (B) grade point average is required to qualify for the Master of Science, Master of Arts, and Master of Fine Arts degree. If a student’s grade point index (GPI) is less than a 3.0 in any semester, or if more than 8 credits below B- are received during the length of the program, the student’s record is reviewed by the department of enrollment to determine whether the student should be permitted to continue as a candidate for the degree, or should be placed on academic probation. A student who receives more than two C range grades will be subject to a status review by the College’s academic committee. A grade of D will not receive graduate credit. Please note that final acceptance of C-range grades at the master’s level is at the department’s discretion.

Doctoral Students

A 3.0 (B) grade point average is required to qualify for the Doctor of Philosophy degree. If a student’s grade point index (GPI) is less than a 3.0 in any semester, the student’s record is reviewed by the department of enrollment to determine whether the student should be permitted to continue as a candidate for the degree, or should be placed on academic probation. A grade of C or D will not receive graduate credit.