Satisfactory Academic Standing
Drury students are expected to maintain the highest level of scholarship of which they are capable, and to make consistent progress towards graduation. Since graduation requires at least 124 hours of credit with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher, remaining in satisfactory academic standing requires that students (1) earn a semester GPA of 2.0 or higher, (2) maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher, and (3) complete a minimum amount of progress toward the degree in the most recent semester, and the most recent academic year (the two most recently completed semesters and the most recent summer session), as explained below:
- Full–time students (enrolled for 12 or more credit hours per semester) should successfully complete at least 9 credit hours each semester and 24 credit hours each academic year.
- Three-quarter time students (enrolled for at least 9 but less than 12 credit hours per semester) must successfully complete at least 6 hours each semester, and 18 credit hours each academic year.
- Half-time students (enrolled for at least 6 but less than 9 credit hours per semester) must successfully complete at least 3 hours each semester, and 12 credit hours each academic year.
Scholastic Probation and Suspension
Probationary status serves as a warning that students are not in satisfactory academic standing and are not adequately progressing towards graduation, and must improve the quality of their work in order to remove the risk of suspension from the university that results from continued probationary status.
Full-time students place themselves on academic probation when their performance fails to meet one or more of the three required elements for satisfactory academic standing. Students on probation should carry a reasonable academic load, developed with the help of all available counseling and advising, about which activities to drop (because they interfere with studying) and which to retain (because they play an important part in personal need or development). Students who are placed on probation may continue to have access to extra-curricular activities.
Students are suspended from the university when their work merits probation for three consecutive semesters, or when the pattern of their work merits such action.
Students suspended from the university for academic reasons may apply to the Office of Academic Affairs for readmission. Successful applications will meaningfully address the reasons for previous academic difficulty, and present a plan for improved performance. Academic success in courses taken while separate from Drury is encouraged. Readmission is not automatic, and scholarships and financial aid are not guaranteed to students who are readmitted. Applications for readmission must be submitted to the office of admissions at least one month prior to the first day of the proposed term of re-admittance. Additional action may be required to receive aid, and students should contact the Financial Aid Office to determine their eligibility after readmission. Students readmitted after suspension will be admitted on probation and must show minimum progress by the end of their first semester in order to remain enrolled.