Academic Probation

Metropolitan College Policy


Part-time undergraduate students (degree and nondegree) must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of not less than 2.0 (C) in order to be considered in good academic standing. Any degree candidate falling below a cumulative GPA of 2.0 is subject to review by the Academic Standing Committee of the college and may be placed on probation or be academically dismissed from the college. Students receive formal notification of this probation and the level of performance required to allow them to continue at Metropolitan College. A non-matriculated student whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 is also subject to academic review, probation, and dismissal from the college.

Full-time undergraduate students should refer to the University policy on Academic Standing for Undergraduate Students in Full-time Programs.


Graduate student academic status is reviewed by the student’s department at the end of each term. Graduate students not in good standing at the end of a term will be placed on academic probation. Good academic standing is defined by (1) a semester grade point average of at least 3.0, and (2) a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.

A student will remain in probationary status until he or she meets all the requirements for good academic standing, or until dismissal. Students who have not removed themselves from academic probation in the allotted time will be dismissed from their program. Students who, in the determination of the department and based on past academic performance, are not in a position to raise their GPA to the necessary level to graduate within the remaining courses of their program, will be dismissed from the program.