A student must have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher after completing 6 credit hours at Limestone University to maintain good academic standing in the program. If a student’s cumulative GPA falls below 3.0, the student will be placed on academic probation. After being placed on academic probation, the student must achieve a minimum average GPA of 3.0 over the next 6 credit hours to make satisfactory progress toward good academic standing or achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Probation is automatically removed once the student achieves good academic standing. If a student fails to make progress toward good academic standing, the student will be suspended from the program. Note: See Graduate Graduation Requirements – to graduate with a master’s degree from Limestone, a student must successfully complete the requisite degree program credit hours with a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average.
Academic Suspension and Appeals
If a student fails to make progress toward good academic standing, the student will be suspended from the program. Once suspended, the student may appeal the suspension if there are mitigating circumstances. To appeal a suspension. the student must write to The Admissions/Appeals Committee for the respective academic program. The letter should be a very well written, typed letter. In the body of the letter, the student should explain why his/her Grade Point Average has fallen below the minimums, what he/she will do to ensure that the Grade Point Average will improve to meet the minimum standards, and request to be reinstated to the academic program and to receive Federal Title IV aid. A student must also complete an "Appeal of Financial Aid Consequence of Unsatisfactory Progress" and return it to the Director of Financial Aid. If a student’s appeal is denied, the student may reapply to the program after one year. The program’s admission committee makes the decision on whether to readmit the student to the program.
A student who is readmitted to the program after suspension will be on academic probation until he/she has taken 6 semester credit hours. The student must achieve a minimum average GPA of 3.0 over the next 6 credit hours to make progress toward good academic standing. If the student’s average GPA is below 3.0 for the 6 credit hours, the student will be dismissed from the program.