Policy Title

Academic Probation-Graduate




This policy applies to graduate students.

Policy Number:
Effective Date:08/01/2013
Date Reviewed: 08/01/2013
Last Review Date: Aug 1 2010 12:00AM; 04/20/2021
Responsible Official: Graduate Council & Faculty
Responsible Office: Academic Affairs
Contact Information:

Academic Affairs

115 Tillman Hall

Rock Hill, SC 29733




1.0 Specific meanings of bold terms seen throughout this policy can be found within the University's policy definition glossary by following the link below.

1.1 http://www.winthrop.edu/policy-definitions-glossary

A student whose cumulative grade-point average falls below 2.85 during the first 18 hours of coursework is placed on academic probation. A student who has earned more than 18 hours and who fails to maintain a grade-point average of 3.0 is placed on probation.

A student may take up to nine graduate hours while on academic probation. If the grade-point average does not rise to the minimum acceptable standard based on the number of hours earned within the first nine hours of being placed on probation, the student is dismissed from graduate study. A course in which the student chooses to withdraw before the withdrawal deadline will not be included in this nine-hour limit. A student on probation who chooses to withdraw from a course may not be eligible for financial aid the following semester because a student seeking financial aid must be enrolled in at least six semester hours. Students on probation in cohort programs requiring more than nine hours a semester must raise their grade-point average to the minimum acceptable standard by the end of that semester. If a student repeats one or two courses while on academic probation, the new grade replaces the original grade in the calculation of the grade-point average.

Records and Registration monitors GPA at end of each semester.

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