Academic Policies

Retention Standards
All students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 to remain in good standing in the program.  If your GPA falls below 3.0 at the conclusion of any semester, you may be placed on academic probation. Students on academic probation are given 9 consecutive semester hours to raise their GPA to at least 3.0  Courses with a grade of "I" (incomplete) or dropped after census day (tenth day of the semester) are included in the calculation of the 9 semester hours.  If you are unable to raise your GPA to 3.0 or greater, your program will terminate.  Once it becomes mathematically impossible for you to raise your GPA to 3.0 in 9 consecutive semester hours on academic probation, your program will terminate.  In addition, if at any time the College of Business Graduate Programs Office determines you are not making satisfactory progress toward the completion of your degree, your program will terminate.  All probation and termination decisions are at the discretion of the College of Business Graduate Programs Office.

It takes one grade of A to raise one grade of C to a 3.0 GPA.  In addition, it takes three grades of A to raise one grade of F to a 3.0 GPA.  A student who receives an F in any class must retake the course in which the F was received.  Note that both the old and new grade are reflected on a student's transcript and both grades are used to calculate the student's overall GPA.

Due to the increasing emphasis placed on the importance of communication skills for our graduate students, emails sent to the Graduate Office must meet some minimum level of quality before receiving a response.  Emails are a form of business communication and should be given the same consideration as other forms of more "traditional" business communication.  The College of Business Graduate Office will not respond to emails that do not use proper punctuation and capitalization.

Grading Policies
At the first scheduled class meeting, the instructor must state the basic requirements and assignments of the course and indicate his or her method of evaluation.  This information will be found on the course syllabus.

A change of grade, for any reason, must be made within one year from the date the original grade was received.

Grades are posted electronically as soon as they are determined at the end of each semester or summer term.  Faculty report grades to the registrar no later than 48-hours after final exams.  Students may view their grades from their Banner Self-Service account.