Stanton University requires all students to maintain the following standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress in order to progress satisfactorily through an educational program.

Maximum Program Length

All students must complete their program within the Maximum Time Frame (MTF), which is 1.5 times the expected time for program completion. If a student cannot complete the program within the Maximum Time Frame (MTF), the student will be dismissed.

Evaluation
SU conducts evaluations of student progress quarterly, taking into consideration the following factors: a) the minimum cumulative GPA; b) the percentage of minimum courses successfully completed of courses attempted; c) the maximum time frame allowable.

ACADEMIC STANDINGS
There are three (3) distinct classifications of academic standing reflected on the academic record or transcript. The conditions associated with each of these classifications are described below and are intended be used to guide the student in his/her academic planning. In particular, a student placed on academic probation must meet with his/her academic advisor to develop an academic strategy for success that will also allow him/her to be removed from academic probation.

Good Standing
Good standing status is assigned to the term record of any undergraduate student with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.00 or above at the close of the term. Good standing status is assigned to the term record of any graduate student with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.00 or higher at the close of the term.

Academic Probation
Any bachelor or associate degree objective student whose CGPA falls below 2.0 and any graduate student (masters or doctoral degree) whose scholarship falls below a CGPA of 3.0 in courses receiving letter grades for work attempted at Stanton University shall be placed on academic probation.
a. A student on probation is required to meet with his/her academic advisor to review their academic progress.
b. A student on probation may be assigned a restricted program of studies.
c. Any bachelor or associate degree student who is on academic probation whose grade point average for coursework undertaken in the quarter just completed is 2.0 or better, but whose overall or cumulative grade point average for all coursework attempted is still less than 2.0, shall remain on academic probation. Any graduate students whose GPA is 3.0 or better for coursework just completed, but whose cumulative GPA, CGPA, is still less than 3.0 shall remain on probation.
d. Any student placed on academic probation shall be removed from probation when the cumulative grade point average at Stanton University has improved to 2.0 for bachelor and associate degree students and 3.0 for graduate students.

Dismissal
a. Term Grade Point Average
Undergraduate students will be dismissed from Stanton University (SU) when their term GPA falls below the 2.00 standard for three (3) consecutive terms. Graduate students whose term GPA falls below 3.00 for two (2) consecutive terms, will be dismissed from SU.

Undergraduate students, who earn a term GPA below 1.00, and graduate students who earn a term GPA below 2.00, not including their first term at SU, may be automatically dismissed from the University. That is, they are subject to dismissal without the benefit of a probationary period. Such students have the opportunity to appeal the dismissal decision. First term undergraduate students that obtain a term GPA below 1.00, and graduate students who earn a term GPA below 2.00 will be placed on probation and held to the standards established by the conditions of academic probation.

b. Cumulative Grade Point Average
Undergraduate students will be dismissed from SU when their cumulative GPA remains below the 2.00 standard for the probationary period of three (3) consecutive terms unless an extended period is approved by the Academic Officer.

Undergraduate students who earn a cumulative GPA below 1.00, not including their first term at SU, may be automatically dismissed from the University. That is, these students are subject to dismissal, without benefit of a probationary period. Such students have the opportunity to appeal the dismissal decision, as described below. First term students that obtain a GPA of or below 1.00 will be placed on probation and held to the standards established by the conditions of academic probation.

Graduate students will be dismissed from the University when their cumulative GPA remains below the 3.00 standard for the probationary period of two (2) consecutive terms unless an extended period is approved by the Academic Officer.

Graduate students who earn a cumulative GPA below 2.00, not including their first term at SU, may be automatically dismissed from the University. That is, these students are subject to dismissal, without benefit of a probationary period. Such students have the opportunity to appeal the dismissal decision, as described below. First term students that obtain a GPA of or below 2.00 will be placed on probation and held to the standards established by the conditions of academic probation.

c. Subject to Dismissal
At the end of the probationary period (three consecutive academic quarters), a student is subject to dismissal. The decision to dismiss a student who is subject to dismissal rests with SU and entails a thorough review of the student’s academic record, progress and plan. Students whose academic standing is classified as subject to dismissal must meet with their academic advisor to discuss their academic standing, progress and plans.

d. Right to Appeal a Dismissal Decision
A student has the right to appeal a dismissal decision. He/she may do so by submitting a petition with the Office of Admissions and Records. The form must be completed and filed by the student within seven (7) days of having been notified in writing that he or she is being dismissed from the SU and in no case later than the first day of classes in the term in which the dismissal is to take effect.

Upon submitting the petition to appeal the dismissal decision, the student will be scheduled to meet with the Academic Committee in order to discuss his or her academic progress and plan. A final decision regarding the outcome of the student’s appeal will be communicated at this meeting.

If a student seeks to be reinstated for the term into which the dismissal is to take effect, he/she must meet with the Academic Committee before end of the first week of the term. After that date, appeals will be considered for the subsequent term.

e. Terms of Reinstatement after Dismissal
Reinstatement to the SU through the Academic Standing Committee is subject to the following conditions:
The student is expected to meet the Academic Standard of the University by the time he/she is to graduate. During the period of reinstatement, a student cannot change his/her program of study or status. Undergraduate students must obtain a minimum term GPA of at least a 2.00 during the readmitted term and may not earn grades of “D” or below, or “I” in any given course during this term. If the student does not meet the 2.00 GPA standards as established under the conditions of reinstatement, he/she will be dismissed from the University. Failure to meet the above conditions will result in dismissal from the University. Graduate students must obtain a minimum term GPA of at least a 3.00 during the readmitted term and may not earn grades of “C” or below, or “I” in any given course during this term. If the student does not meet the 3.00 GPA standards as established under the conditions of reinstatement, he/she will be dismissed from the University. Failure to meet the above conditions will result in dismissal from the University.

f. Final Dismissal
Students (a) who do not appeal the initial dismissal decision, (b) who receive a negative decision from the Academic Officer, (c) who fail to meet the conditions of reinstatement, or (d) who fail to meet SEVIS regulations, are dismissed from Stanton University.

Readmission
Any student who is academically disqualified may not attend the University during the succeeding quarter. Re-enrollment or re-admission will be approved only after evidence is shown to the appropriate university official’s satisfaction – program director, department chairperson, school dean or director of admissions and records – that the conditions that caused the interruption for unsatisfactory progress have been rectified. A re-applying student must meet all the university’s and the program’s entrance requirements in effect at the time of re-applying. Should a student, undergraduate or graduate, wish to re-apply for admission to the same program they were disqualified from previously, it will be the decision of the appropriate administrator as to whether or not to re-admit the student to the program, and, if so, what the student’s status or standing in the program will be.

Transfer Credits
Transfer credits are not computed in a student’s qualitative grade point average. Transfer credits are counted as credits attempted and earned for the purposes of calculating a student’s
progress in the program.