Connecticut State Colleges and Universities
Charter Oak State College Official Catalog

Academic Probation

Undergraduate

An undergraduate student earning a semester grade point average (GPA) of 1.0 or lower will be placed on probation. If the student has two semesters in a row with a 1.0 GPA or lower, he/she will be dismissed from the College.

If an undergraduate student's career GPA falls below 2.0, the student will be placed on probation. The student will remain on probation until 12 additional credits are earned, at which time the career GPA must be 2.0 or higher. If the GPA is below 2.0, he/she will be dismissed from the College.

Undergraduate students who have withdrawn, failed or who have been administratively withdrawn from all of their classes for two semesters in a row will be placed on probation. The student will remain on probation until he/she completes at least 3 credits with a semester GPA above 1.0. A third semester of withdrawals, failures and/or administrative withdrawals will result in dismissal from the College.

Grade point averages are calculated at the end of each semester based on all grades and credits earned, including those transferred in. A student who is placed on academic probation may not take more than six (6) credits of course work for the semester (six credits during a 15-week semester or three credits during each 8- or 5-week term).

** Grades of 'P' are excluded from probation calculation. For more information see "Grading Standards".

Undergraduate students who receive financial aid should refer to the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy to understand the potential impacts of academic probation on their aid.

Graduate

A graduate student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in graduate coursework at the College to be in good academic standing at the graduate level. If at any time a graduate student’s cumulative grade point average falls below 3.0, the student will be placed on Academic Probation. The student will then have one (1) semester to increase their GPA to a 3.0 or higher or the student will be dismissed from the College.

If at any time a student receives a grade lower than a 'B-', in any graduate course; that student will be placed on Academic Probation. A second grade lower than a 'B-', in any course, will result in dismissal from the College. Only one grade of ‘C+ or C’ is allowed in the graduate program. Any grade received that is lower than, or equal to, a "C-" will result in dismissal from the College.


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