Every student in La Salle University’s graduate programs is required to maintain a cumulative scholastic average of “B” (3.0). In addition, a student whose academic performance falls below this standard is subject to academic review by the director of the appropriate graduate program. Depending upon the degree of the academic deficiency, a student may be warned with regard to academic standing or required to withdraw from the program. A student with a cumulative grade point average below 3.0 is automatically in academic jeopardy whether or not he or she receives written notification of this status. A student must have a cumulative average of 3.0 or better to graduate from La Salle University. Note that a “B-” average does not satisfy this requirement.
A student with serious academic deficiencies will be required to withdraw from the program. A student admitted on a conditional basis who has a cumulative grade point average of less than 3.0 upon the completion of six or nine credits (depending upon the specific program) may be required to withdraw from the program.
A student who is required to withdraw for academic reasons may appeal the dismissal within 30 calendar days from the date of the dismissal letter. A student may not register for or attend classes while an appeal is pending. The dean of the school, along with the appropriate director, is responsible for deciding the merits of an appeal. The appeal must made be in writing and addressed to the dean. The appeal should indicate in sufficient detail that:
- the student’s poor academic performance is due to unusual or non-recurring events;
- the actions the student has taken or will take ensure that there will be no recurrence of these events; and
- the student has taken or will take appropriate action to ensure that his or her cumulative grade point average will reach a minimum 3.0 as quickly as possible.
A student may submit additional written evidence or include any other information that may be helpful in reaching a decision.