Scholastic Probation and Dismissal

Drury students are expected to maintain the highest level of scholarship of which they are capable. Notification of probationary status serves as a warning that students are not making satisfactory progress toward the degree and that unless the quality of work improves, they will be subject to dismissal from the program.

Students place themselves on probation and may be dismissed when they fail to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Students on probation cannot carry an academic overload. Students failing to remove themselves from scholastic probation within one semester in residence after being placed on scholastic probation may be dismissed. If the student shows satisfactory progress, they may be allowed to remain from semester to semester.

Students dismissed from a graduate program for academic reasons will not be eligible for readmission to the same graduate program. Admission to a different graduate program is not automatic. Applications for admission to a different graduate program must be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies at least one month prior to the first day of the proposed term of admittance. Students admitted to a different graduate program after dismissal from a graduate program will be admitted on probation and must show satisfactory progress by the end of their first semester in order to remain enrolled.

Those students admitted as probationary students will not be permitted to carry an academic overload and must show significant progress toward the grade point average required for graduation.

Students serving as Graduate Assistants must bring their cumulative grade point averages back up to 3.00 in one semester. A Graduate Assistant on academic probation must meet with the program director to develop a written plan to bring his/her grade point average back up to 3.00. The written plan must be reviewed and accepted by the dean of the college. Failure to achieve at least a 3.00 cumulative graduate grade point average after the one semester probation will result in loss of the graduate assistantship.

Graduate students also seeking state teacher certification must meet the grade criteria listed under Certification Grade Requirements.