Academic Dismissal

Undergraduate Students

Student Academic Progress Program

Transcript Notation
Academic related:

Students suspended from the University, as a result of academic standings, will have a notation placed on their transcript. If the student reenrolls, remains in good academic standing and completes the requirements for graduation, the student may request removal of the notation at the time he/she files for graduation. Requests must be submitted to the Office of the Provost. The Provost, in consultation with other University officials, will make the final decision regarding removal of the notation.

Students dismissed from the University, as a result of academic standings, will have a notation placed on their transcript. The notation is permanent.

Notation will read as "Academic Suspension" and "Academic Dismissal" respectively.

Graduate Students

Degree Programs:  When a degree student’s GPA falls below 3.00, the student will be placed on academic probation. The degree student must raise his/her GPA to at least a 3.0 within the next six credits of course work taken within the next two semesters from the date of notification of probation. This may include summer session. Failure to achieve a GPA of 3.00 within the prescribed period of time will lead to final review, which may result in removal of matriculated status and dismissal.

A degree student who receives three “C” (i.e., “C+”, “C”, or “C-“) or lower level grades (i.e., “F”) will be dismissed from the program. The Graduate School will make dismissal actions on a case-by-case basis in consultation with a degree student’s Graduate Program Coordinator.

* For students in the Speech-Language Pathology master’s program: Students who earn a grade of “F” in a course will be dismissed from the program. Exceptions to this policy will be considered only in special cases and under extenuating circumstances.

* For Doctoral students: A student who receives a grade of “F” will be dismissed from the program.

Certification Programs (Effective Fall 2012): Students in a certification program must maintain a GPA of 3.00. If a student’s GPA falls below a 3.00, the student will be placed on academic probation. The student must raise his/her GPA to at least a 3.0 within the next six credits of course work taken within the next two semesters from the date of notification of probation. This may include summer session. Failure to achieve a GPA of 3.00 within the prescribed period of time will lead to final review, which may result in removal of matriculated status and dismissal.

Certificate and Non-degree Programs:  Students must maintain a GPA of 2.50. If a student’s GPA falls below a 2.50, the student will be placed on academic probation. The student must raise his/her GPA to at least a 2.50 within the next six credits of course work taken within the next two semesters from the date of notification of probation. This may include summer session. Failure to achieve a GPA of 2.50 within the prescribed period of time will lead to final review, which may result in removal of matriculated status and dismissal.

* For students in the Paralegal Studies Certificate Program: Students must maintain a GPA of 2.75. If a student’s GPA falls below a 2.75, the student will be placed on academic probation. The student must raise his/her GPA to at least a 2.75 within the next six credits of course work taken within the next two semesters from the date of notification of probation. This may include summer session. Failure to achieve a GPA of 2.75 within the prescribed period of time will lead to final review, which may result in removal of matriculated status and dismissal.

Additional information can be found at: http://www.montclair.edu/graduate/current-students/policies-procedures-guidelines