ACADEMIC STANDING PROCESS
First Action Taken by
Additional Action Taken
Academic
Academic
Details of Academic Office of Graduate
Action Needed By Student
by Office of Graduate
Standing on
Notes
Standing
Standing
Studies (OGS)
Studies (OGS)
Transcript
Satisfactory
Cumulative
Academic
GPA > 3.0 and/or
n/a
n/a
n/a
Good Standing
n/a
Progress
PRG grades
Student meets with advisors, but
n/a
Academic
Cumulative GPA
Letter sent by Dean of
no action needed with OGS
Probation
< 3.0 or
Graduate Studies to

PRU (Unsatisfactory
the student,
If PHD, student may drop from
• If academic probation is due to a GPA issue, then GPA remains on the transcript and student wil need
Drop PHD and change
First Occurrence Progress) grade for
department, advisor,
PhD to MS by submitting Degree
Good Standing
to obtain a cumulative GPA > 3.0 by the end of the first semester as MS student or be placed on
program to MS
of Unsatisfactory
research
and International
Level Change form
academic probation again as a first occurrence.
Performance
or
Office (if applicable)
(Strike 1)
Unsatisfactory Progress notifying the student
• If student reapplies for the same degree program in the future, the previous academic standing stil
recommendation by
of his/her
Student submits Withdrawal from Withdraw student from
Academic
stands.
department
probationary status
Grad School form to OGS
CSM
Probation
• If student reapplies in a different degree program, then academic standing starts over at good
standing, but previous cumulative GPA remains.
Remedial Plan Approved -
Academic
Students creates remedial plan, OGS wil send conditions of
• Academic Probation will always remain on transcripts.
Probation
to be approved by advisor and
approval
department head and submits it
• Student may be given an opportunity to revise and resubmit Remedial Plan for approval.
to OGS no later than 10 business
Remedial Plan Not
• Once dismissed, student cannot withdraw to avoid "Academic Dismissal" on transcripts.
Letter sent by Dean of
days from the date of official
Academic Dismissal
Cumulative GPA
Approved
• If student reapplies for the same degree program in the future, the previous academic standing stil
Graduate Studies to
notification
< 3.0
stands.
Second
the student,
or
Occurrence of
department, advisor,
If PHD, student may drop from
• If academic probation is due to a GPA issue, then GPA remains on the transcript and student wil need
2nd PRU
Drop PHD and change
and International
PhD to MS by submitting Degree
Good Standing
to obtain a cumulative GPA > 3.0 by the end of the first semester as MS student or be placed on
Unsatisfactory
or
program to MS
Office (if applicable)
Level Change form
academic probation again as Strike one.
Performance Unsatisfactory Progress
notifying the student
(Strike 2)
or
that he or she is
• If student reapplies for the same degree program in the future, the previous academic standing stil
any combination
subject to
Student submits Withdrawal from Withdraw student from
Academic
stands.
of the above
discretionary dismissal
Grad School form to OGS
CSM
Probation
• If student reapplies in a different degree program, then academic standing starts over at good
standing, but previous cumulative GPA remains.
Student does not submit plan
• Once dismissed, student cannot withdraw to avoid "Academic Dismissal" on transcripts. If student
within 10 business days from the
Student Dismissed
Academic Dismissal
reapplies for the same degree program in the future, the previous academic standing still stands.
date of official notification
Appeal Approved - OGS wil
Academic
send conditions of
• Academic Probation will remain on transcripts
Third time of any
Probation
approval
combination of
Student can appeal for
GPA < 3.0 or PR
exte
U nuating circumstances
Not meeting
• Once dismissed, student cannot withdraw to avoid "Academic Dismissal" on transcripts.
Remedial Plan
or
Appeal Denied
Academic Dismissal
• If student reapplies for the same degree program in the future, the previous academic standing stil
Unsatisfactory Progress
stands.
(Strike 3)
or
Letter sent by Dean of
any combination
If PHD, student may drop from
• If academic probation is due to a GPA issue, then GPA remains on the transcript and student wil need
Graduate Studies to
of the above
Drop PHD and change
PhD to MS by submitting Degree
Good Standing
to obtain a cumulative GPA > 3.0 by the end of the first semester as MS student or be placed on
the student,
program to MS
Level Change form
academic probation again as Strike one.
department, advisor,
and International
Failrue to successful y Office (if applicable)
• If student reapplies for the same degree program in the future, the previous academic standing stil
defend thesis after 2
notifying the student
Student submits Withdrawal from Withdraw student from
Academic
stands.
attempts
of mandatory
Grad School form to OGS
CSM
Probation
• If student reapplies in a different degree program, then academic standing starts over at good
Other Conditions
or dismissal
standing, but previous cumulative GPA remains.
Resulting in
Failure to be admitted
Mandatory
into candidacy
-
Dismissal
Student does not submit appeal

• Once dismissed, student cannot withdraw to avoid "Academic Dismissal" on transcripts.
To dismiss,
within 10 business days from the
Student Dismissed
Academic Dismissal
• If student reapplies for the same degree program in the future, the previous academic standing stil
departments must
date of official notification
stands.
notify OGS in writing

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