Retention, Completion and Certification Requirements
Every student in La Salle University’s graduate programs is required to maintain a cumulative average of “B.” Therefore, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required to earn the certificate. A student who at any time falls under this standard is automatically in academic jeopardy and is subject to academic review by the Director of the program. A student falling below the GPA requirements will be allowed the two following semesters to bring his/her GPA to a 3.0 or better. Failure to accomplish this will result in dismissal from the program. In order to earn the certificate, students must successfully complete all required courses: 18 credits for the Certificate in Translation; 21 credits for the Certificate in Interpretation.
A student accepted into the certificate program will have a total of four (4) academic years to complete the program. Only in extreme circumstances is a leave of absence granted. No leave of absence will be granted for more than one year. When a leave of absence is granted, the time period encompassing the leave of absence will not count toward the maximum completion time of four years.