Academic Probation/Academic Dismissal Policies

Students who drop below a 3.00 average will receive a letter from the dean of the School of Graduate Studies, informing them that they are no longer in good academic standing and that they have been placed on academic probation or dismissed from their programs. Once a letter of dismissal is received, a student may appeal the dismissal. The student is expected to promptly meet with the dean of the School of Graduate Studies and provide an explanation for his/her poor performance. If a student receives a letter of dismissal and fails to meet with the dean of the School of Graduate Studies as recommended in the letter, the student's schedule will be dropped and he/she will be withdrawn from his/her program. A student who is dropped from the program and who wishes to reapply must do so through the School of Graduate Studies. The dean, School of Graduate Studies, in consultation with the department offering the program, will decide whether the student may continue with his/her studies. Continuation will be contingent upon the student's progress in meeting the requirements for good academic standing, as well as other materials as required.

In addition to grade-point requirements for good academic standing, students should note that no more than two grades of C+ or C (i.e. two C’s, or two C+’s , or one C and one C+) are permitted for courses included on the planned program of graduate study leading to a doctoral or master's degree or sixth-year certificate. Students who achieve grades low enough so that, in the judgment of the dean of the School of Graduate Studies, they will not be able to attain the 3.00 CPA required for graduation, will be dismissed from the graduate program.

Students who are dismissed for academic reasons may appeal first to the dean, School of Graduate Studies. If an unfavorable decision is rendered, they may then appeal to the Graduate Studies Committee.

Students who are dismissed from graduate study may request reenrollment upon attainment of a 3.00 (B) cumulative grade point average on the Central Connecticut State University graduate record. Forms for requesting file re-enrollment are available in the Graduate Admissions Office and the Office of the School of Graduate Studies and at www.ccsu.edu/grad. Along with submitting the re-enrollment form to Graduate Admissions, the student must submit to the department offering the program any additional materials that are required by the department for its review of the file. A department may also consider prior performance in the program when reviewing for readmission the file of a student who has been formally dismissed by the School of Graduate Studies.

Students who are dismissed from a graduate program will not be allowed to take courses for graduate credit unless they have the permission of the instructor, the chair of the department offering the course, and the dean, School of Graduate Studies.