Sanctions

Probation, Suspension and Academic Dismissal

Students will be placed on academic probation when their semester GPA or cumulative GPA is less than 2.0. The student will be notified in writing of the probationary status and of the conditions of the probation, before the start of the next term. Occasionally the resolution of an incomplete grade may change a student’s academic status. A student may remain on academic probation for no more than two consecutive terms. Extra-curricular activities may be restricted for students who are on probation.

A student may be suspended from the College for one semester or longer, if

  1. the semester GPA is less than 1.0, or
  2. the semester GPA is less than 2.0 for two consecutive semesters, or
  3. the cumulative GPA is less than 2.0 for two consecutive semesters.

A student who is suspended will be notified in writing of the suspension, its duration and the conditions for eligibility to apply for re-admission before the start of the next term. Generally, dismissal from the College is the result of unsatisfactory performance following a student’s return from a previous suspension. However, a student may be dismissed from the College without previous probation or suspension if the student’s academic performance in a given semester is deemed sufficiently unsatisfactory as to warrant dismissal.

Dismissal for Social Cause

A student also may be dismissed for social cause. Unsatisfactory conduct or influence will result in dismissal from the College. If, in the judgment of the administration, a student is exerting a harmful influence, the student may be dismissed without any special act of insubordination. It is understood that students, parents and sponsors of all students accept these conditions.