College of Graduate Studies

Downers Grove, IL Campus

Academic Progress

College of Graduate Studies

Outcome

Usual Action1

Transcript Notation

No course failures; cumulative GPA > 2.750 

Allowed to progress to the next quarter

 

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No course failures; one quarter of cumulative GPA < 2.750

Academic warning for the subsequent quarter

Academic warning is not noted on the transcript.

One course failure2 and/or two quarters of cumulative GPA < 2.750

Academic probation for the subsequent quarter or until all academic requirements are met.  In addition, one or more of the following may apply:

a) Retake of the failed course if eligible and/or if the course is required

b) Academic leave of absence for up to one year until course is retaken or any requirements for re-entry established by the program have been met

c) Extended program

Note: Students on an extended program may be subject to academic LOA or dismissal after additional course failures or failure to maintain the required cumulative GPA.

"F" grade is listed on transcript and is counted toward GPA calculation and total number of accumulated failures.  Following successful retake of the course, the original "F" remains on the transcript as an "F" but is no longer factored into the GPA.

Three or more quarters of cumulative GPA < 2.750

a) Academic probation for the subsequent quarter or until all academic requirements are met, or

b) Academic leave of absence3 and academic probation, or

c) Extended program and academic probation, or

d) Dismissal 

Academic probation and extended program are not noted on transcript.  Academic leave of absence and dismissal are noted on transcript.

Two or more course failures2

a) Academic leave of absence3 and academic probation, or

b) Extended program and academic probation, or

c) Dismissal

Note: Two or more course failures will typically result in dismissal.

Academic probation and extended program are not noted on transcript.  Academic leave of absence and dismissal are noted on transcript.

1The CGS Student Promotion and Graduation Committee may recommend any of the options listed among the usual actions described for each academic situation under review.
2WF may be considered as a course failure by CGS Student Promotion and Graduation Committee.
3May or may not be preceded by academic warning/probation.