Policy Title

Academic Dismissal-Graduate

Statement

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Scope

This policy applies to graduate students.

Policy Number:2.3.3.02
Effective Date:08/01/2013
Date Reviewed: 08/01/2013
Last Review Date: 04/20/2021
Responsible Official: Graduate Council
Responsible Office: Academic Affairs
Contact Information:

Academic Affairs

115 Tillman Hall

Rock Hill, SC 29733

803/323-2220

academicaffairs@winthrop.edu

Definitions

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

The following policies apply to graduate non-degree and graduate degree students applying to the same or a new graduate program. Students wishing to be readmitted following a dismissal must wait at least one year before applying. (One year is defined as two semesters or one semester and one summer session.) During this period, they are ineligible for admission to any program at Winthrop University.


When students reapply following dismissal, they are responsible for assembling all credentials required for readmission by the appropriate academic unit. Students’ credentials are evaluated and the admission decision is made by the academic unit. These credentials must include a transcript of all work at Winthrop University prior to the dismissal.

Students who are readmitted after dismissal are readmitted on academic probation. Students who are readmitted to the same program area after dismissal must repeat courses in which they previously received grades below B in order to raise their cumulative grade-point average to the minimum acceptable standard. A student may repeat these courses regardless of prior

repetition attempts. However, a cumulative grade-point average below 3.0 after readmission will result in immediate dismissal.


Students changing degree programs or areas of concentration may petition for academic forgiveness if the courses in which they made a grade below a B are not required in the new program or area of concentration. Additional consideration may be made for academic forgiveness in the event of verifiable and documented extenuating circumstances. However, a cumulative grade-point average below 3.0 after readmission will result in immediate dismissal.


The Office of Records and Registration monitors GPA at the end of each semester.

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