The Levin School requires each student to maintain reasonable academic progress. Any student not maintaining the standards of progress will be placed on academic probation. These standards of satisfactory academic progress apply to all students, not just to those receiving financial aid. Students must meet the minimum standards set forth below, or they shall be deemed not to be making satisfactory progress.
Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of
1.4 or better for 1-14 semester hours attempted.
1.6 or better for 15-27 semester hours attempted.
1.8 or better for 28-45 semester hours attempted.
2.0 or better for over 45 semester hours attempted.
>> Academic Progress:
A maximum time in which a student is permitted to complete an educational objective or certificate (full time or part-time) is limited to a period of time during which the student attempts 1.5 times the number of clock or credit hours required in order to complete the program. For purposes of this standard, credit or clock hours attempted shall mean any such hours for which a student has incurred a financial obligation.
>> Academic probation:
A student who fails to meet the minimum academic achievement and successful course completion standards at the 25% point of his/her program must be placed on academic probation. For a student to be removed from academic probation, the student must raise his/her GPA to an acceptable level. If a student fails to raise his/her GPA to an acceptable level by the 50% point of his/her program, the student must be dismissed from the program. These standards will be consistently applied to all students within categories of students (e.g., full time, part time).
>> Course withdrawals:
Student may choose to leave a course and receive a grade of W on their transcripts. For information regarding refunds, please see the Refund Policy. An Instructor may also give a non-punitive W grade for excessive absences(s) as defined in their course syllabi or externship agreement.
>> Incomplete grades, repetition of courses:
Incomplete grades, â€œIâ€, may be given to students who fail to complete a course due to an excused absence such as a confining illness, a serious accident or the death of an immediate relative. Instructors determine the validity of the excuse and provide opportunities for students to complete any required course
Incomplete grades are automatically changed to punitive grades of â€œFâ€ if a student does not contact the course instructor and make up missing course work within 90 calendar days after the subsequent enrollment period. It is the studentâ€™s responsibility to complete all assignments and submit them to the instructor. If the student does not wish to complete the course within the allotted time, he/she may request a withdrawal.
Probation/Dismissal Appeal Procedures:
Any student placed on probation or dismissed from a program can appeal the decision, but must submit a request for an appeal in writing, identify any mitigating or special circumstances, within 2 days of probation or dismissal. A committee on probation will be appointed by the Administrator to hear any appeal. The committee must address any mitigating or special circumstances within 10 days of request by student.