A doctoral student whose cumulative graduate grade point average falls below the minimum program requirement for academic good standing upon the completion of nine (9) credits will be placed on academic probation. If the cumulative GPA remains below that required for academic good standing after the completion of a maximum of nine (9) additional credits, the student will be excluded from the program and is ineligible to continue graduate work. In certain departments, a student will be excluded from the degree program upon earning more than two (2) grades of “C” or below. See Appeals Process. Only credit earned in graduate courses at Georgia Southern University may be used to repair a GPA deficiency.
Removal from Academic Probation
A doctoral student placed on academic probation will be reinstated to good standing providing the cumulative graduate GPA is raised to the program minimum requirement for academic good standing upon completing a maximum of nine (9) credits following the effective probation semester.