All graduate students are expected to achieve “A” or “B” grades consistently and maintain a 3.0 grade point average. A student who receives grades of B- or lower at any course level receives a warning from the appropriate dean. Students so warned may continue their program only according to the specific conditions set by the department and may be placed on academic probation by the dean in consultation with the department. Some degree programs have additional grade average requirements.

Students on probation are usually limited to one graduate course in the semester immediately following placement on probationary status. A student who has been placed on probation may be suspended from the program if he or she performs below a 3.0 grade point average during the probationary semester and/or does not meet the conditions stated in the warning letter. He or she will not be permitted to reapply for reinstatement until at least one full semester has elapsed.