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ACADEMIC STANDARDS (Graduate)

Continuation in graduate studies requires satisfactory progress toward a graduate degree. Evidence of such progress includes maintenance of a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average each term. The progress of each student is reviewed each term by a committee designated by the VPAA or designee. Failure to maintain the minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average will result in being placed on probation. Any student on probation must not only achieve a 3.0 cumulative average within two successive terms following the term in which the deficiency occurred, but must also maintain at least a 3.0 term average in any term in which he or she is on probation. Failure to meet either of these requirements will result in dismissal from graduate studies at Medaille. Refer to your program handbook (as appropriate) for additional academic requirements. Graduate students must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average within their academic program in order to graduate. The computation of academic standing is based on hours earned each term.

Students who have been dismissed may apply for readmission to the Graduate Admissions Committee after the lapse of two regular semesters. Such students who are then are placed on probation again must return to good standing by the end of one semester or be subject to dismissal

If a student wishes to appeal an academic standards decision, he or she may appeal through the Academic Affairs Office. The initial appeal must be in writing within 14 calendar days of notification or by the end of the first week of the next semester (whichever comes first) and state, in specific terms, the student’s case for appeal.

Academic Warnings

Students who are in danger of failing a course receive an Academic Warning Report. Students who receive a warning should immediately contact their instructor in order determine how to improve their classroom performance and grades.

Academic Standards: (ALP/MOE Graduate)

  • An undergraduate student will be placed on academic probation if his or her cumulative GPA falls below 2.00 at any time during the program; a graduate student must maintain a 3.0 GPA.  Academic probation will be removed when the student achieves a satisfactory cumulative GPA of 2.00 (undergraduate) or 3.0 (graduate) within a probationary period of two consecutive courses. Students placed on academic probation are contacted in writing by their advisor.  Please note that financial aid may be affected by poor grades. Check with the Office of Financial Aid on the Amherst Campus for more information (716) 631-1061 or 1-800-252-2235.
  • If a student on academic probation fails to raise his/her GPA within two consecutive courses, he/she will be academically dismissed.  Dismissed students are not eligible for re-admission until six months have passed.  In such cases, a formal re-admit application must be submitted in accordance with admissions procedures; students must once again meet admissions standards.   In addition, the applicant should explain the reason for his/her academic deficiencies and why he/she should be given favorable consideration for re-admission.
  • A student who has received the grade of failure ("F") will need to contact MOE administration for academic counseling before continuing, regardless of GPA. A student who earns a grade of "F" in any Core sequence course must repeat the course.
  • Students who do not pass their program’s introductory course (ENG 111, GEN 111, GEN 310, or MGT 510) may not progress further into the program sequence before retaking the failed course.
  • A student may be placed on behavioral probation if he/she violates the Academic Classroom Conduct policy (page 82). Depending upon the severity of the offense or the number of offenses, a student may be dismissed from his/her program.

Academic Probation for Fast Forward Students:

Please note: This academic probation policy only to students in the “Fast-forward academic programs.”

  • A student will be placed on academic probation if his or her cumulative GPA falls below 2.00 at any time during the program.  Students placed on academic probation are contacted in writing by their advisor.  They may continue their studies for one probationary semester.  Following the semester, their academic status will be reviewed. Failure to achieve a GPA of 2.0 or higher at the completion of the probationary semester will result in academic dismissal.
  • A probationary semester is designed to give students the opportunity to take corrective action and progressively demonstrate their ability to meet the College’s academic standards.  Academic probation is not subject to appeal. Please not that financial aid may be affected by poor grades. Check with the Office of Financial Aid for more information (716) 880-2256.
  • Dismissed students are not eligible for re-admission until six months have passed. In such cases, a formal re-admit application must be submitted in accordance with admissions procedures; students must once again meet the admissions standards. In addition, the applicant should explain the reason for his/her academic deficiencies and why he/she should be given favorable consideration for re-admission.

Rev. 10/2015