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Academic standing

Academic standing is calculated and recorded on academic transcripts at the end of each semester for every full-time student. Academic standing regulations are applied to part-time students after completion of nine credit hours.  

Academic standing is determined by the semester and cumulative grade point averages and the student’s academic standing in the previous semester. The minimum cumulative grade point average required for graduation is 2.00. 

Clear standing

Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 to remain in clear standing.


Students whose cumulative grade point average falls below 2.00 will be placed on probation. Students on probation will be required to contact an academic advisor.

Students on probation may continue their studies as long as they achieve at least a semester grade point average of 2.00. Students placed on probation remain on probation until their cumulative grade point average is 2.00 or higher.


Students will be suspended if they fail to fulfil the conditions of probation. 

Following a period of at least two semesters, a suspended student may apply for readmission to the university through the Office of the Registrar. The student may be asked to agree to conditions for reinstatement.


Students readmitted after a period of suspension will be readmitted on probation. Students who fail to comply with the conditions of reinstatement or whose performance would result in suspension for a second time will be permanently dismissed. 

Program Dismissal

Students who have been dismissed from a program may be eligible to move into another degree or major provided that they are not on suspension and are not prohibited from taking required courses pursuant to any academic regulation or university policy.