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Academic Regulations

Graduate Probation and Dismissal

  • Academic Probation

Satisfactory progress is defined as a cumulative QPR of 3.0 or greater.  Any student whose cumulative QPR is below 3.0 will be placed on academic probation and will be required to obtain written permission from the program coordinator prior to registering for additional coursework.  The program coordinator or designee may provide written conditions, beyond specifying the current term course registration, which would be included in the student's academic record.

  • Academic Dismissal

A student whose cumulative QPR is below 2.7 after completion of 15 credit hours will be dismissed from the Graduate School.  Any student who has been dismissed may submit an appeal to the Associate Provost for Graduate Studies.  If the appeal is granted, written conditions for the student must accompany the permission to continue in the Graduate School.  These would be included in the student's academic record.

Undergraduate Probation and Dismissal

  • Academic Probation

Students are placed on academic probation when they fail to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average in accordance with the following satisfactory progress scale:

Cumulative grade point average of 1.75 for 3 to 27 credits attempted;
Cumulative grade point average of 1.85 for 28 to 57 credits attempted;
Cumulative grade point average of 2.0 for 58 or more credits attempted.

Academic probation of transfer students is determined in accordance with the same graduated, minimum cumulative grade point average scale as for non-transfer students, as detailed above.  In determining a transfer student's academic standing, the student's total semester hours completed - those transferred from other institutions plus those attempted at the University of New Haven - are applied to the minimum cumulative grade point average scale.

Students who are on academic probation are limited to a course load not to exceed four courses (13 credits).  Any course above the four-course limit taken by a student at another institution during a period of academic probation will not be accepted for credit by the university.

The counting of the number of academic probations for any student shall not change as the result of an academic dismissal.  A student shall be dismissed automatically as a result of the third or, if readmitted, any subsequent probation.

  • Academic Dismissal

Students are dismissed from the university (1) upon qualification for a third probation, (2) upon qualification for any subsequent probation after readmission from an academic dismissal, or (3) when the student's grade point average for any individual semester is less than 1.0 and the student's cumulative grade point average does not indicate satisfactory progress as described in the scale above.  If the cumulative grade point average indicates satisfactory progress as described in the scale above, an academic warning will be issued instead of an academic dismissal.  Click here for policies and procedures regarding academic dismissal.