Every student in La Salle University’s graduate programs is required to maintain a cumulative scholastic average of 3.0, which translates to an overall G.P.A.. equivalent to a B (a B- average is not sufficient). A student whose academic performance falls below this standard is subject to academic review by the director of the appropriate graduate program, and may be required to withdraw from the program as specified by the individual program's assessment guidelines. 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, and regardless of the number of credits earned. A student admitted on a conditional basis who has a cumulative grade point average of less than 3.0 upon the completion of six credits may be required to withdraw from the program as specified by the individual program's assessment guidelines
Students with a G.P.A. below 3.0 should consult with their graduate director and/or academic advisor to ascertain any potential actions to improve academic success within the program.
All graduate students must have a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or better to graduate from La Salle University, and students below that standard will not receive a graduate degree regardless of the number of credits completed.
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 appeal must be made in writing to the program director. The appeal should detail the following:
- the events that contributed to the poor academic performance, and;
- an outline of the specific actions the student will take to a remedy for the poor academic performance.
A student may submit additional written evidence or include any other information that may be helpful in reaching a decision.
The academic officer in charge of the program, in consultation with the academic review committee of the program, makes a recommendation to the Dean. The Dean considers both the student's request and the recommendation of the program director. The Dean sends a letter by certified mail to the student with a copy to the program director that states the decision. If the request is approved, the letter from the Dean must include the stipulations to be satisfied by the student.
Note that neither the process of submitting this appeal nor any particular argument made in the appeal guarantees reinstatement.
A student who is required to withdraw for Academic Dishonesty may appeal that decision, using the procedure outlined in the University's Academic Integrity Policy. Please see the above section "Academic Policy."
A student who is required to withdraw for professional reasons, such as unprofessional behavior or dismissal from a clinical site, may not appeal the dismissal.