Lubin Graduate Academic Standards
In accordance with the guidelines established by the Lubin Graduate Academic Standards Committee, all Lubin graduate students are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in order to be considered in good academic standing. If a student's cumulative GPA falls below 3.0, he or she will be placed on Academic Probation. A student on Academic Probation will receive a letter from the Office of Graduate Academic Advisement & Student Development, however, probation is not contingent upon this letter. It is the student's responsibility to reach out to an academic advisor if he or she is in academic jeopardy. Any student with a GPA below 3.0 is not fulfilling the requirements of the program. In addition, students with a GPA below 3.0 will have a "hold" placed on their registration. Students with holds must make an appointment with the Director of Graduate Advisement & Student Development or they will be unable to register.
Some students are admitted to the Lubin graduate program as "provisionally matriculated". If students fall into this category, they will first be notified in their admissions letter. Students who are provisionally matriculated are monitored for their first 12 credits in the program. If they reach the end of 12 credits and have not achieved a 3.0 GPA, they may be dismissed from the program.
Students who have a cumulative GPA below 3.0, but are still within their first 12 credits of study will be monitored and "warned" regarding their academic standing. If the student reaches 12 credits without achieving a 3.0, he or she will be placed on Academic Probation. Once students are placed on Academic Probation, they are required to meet specific conditions in order to continue their enrollment and raise their GPA. These conditions will be outlined in a letter from the Office of Graduate Academic Advisement & Student Development. If a student on Academic Probation meets these conditions, he or she will be allowed to remain enrolled. If a student on Academic Probation does not meet these conditions, he or she is subject to dismissal from the program. Once a student on Academic Probation reaches the 3.0 required GPA, the registration hold will be lifted and the student will be taken off of probation.
Students who have not met the terms of their probation, will be subject to dismissal. Dismissal notifications are sent to students via certified mail. There are two types of Academic Dismissals - those with an appeal and those without an appeal. If a student appeals his or her dismissal, the academic history is reviewed by the Lubin Graduate Academic Standards Committee. The committee may then allow the student to be re-instated to the program with conditions or may deem a final dismissal. Each dismissal case is treated on an individual basis.
These policies are for informational purposes only and should not be considered a contract. Academic policies and procedures are subject to change. If you are a student in academic jeopardy it is imperative that you contact the Office of Graduate Advisement and Student Development immediately.