Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
Students must maintain a cumulative score of at least 70% (cohorts graduating before April 1, 2024) or 80% (cohorts graduating after April 1, 2024) to remain in good academic standing and earn their degree. All courses, including those in core subject areas, specializations, and electives, taken after matriculation as a degree candidate are used to calculate a student's final score. Students who do not meet the minimum score upon conclusion of the master’s degree program are withdrawn from the program.
Standards of Graduate Programs Satisfactory Academic Progress
All students must maintain satisfactory academic progress to maintain continuous enrollment in the master’s degree program. To maintain satisfactory academic progress students must:
- Maintain a projected cumulative overall score of at least 70% (cohorts graduating before April 1, 2024) or 80% (cohorts graduating after April 1, 2024) in the program as calculated after completion of three concentrations;
- Complete all degree requirements within three calendar years of matriculation.
Students are responsible for maintaining satisfactory academic progress. Students encountering academic difficulty in courses or in meeting other degree requirements are expected to consult with an academic advisor as soon as possible by emailing [email protected]. Please be sure to review the degree requirements for the MBA program and the EMBA program.
Students are placed on academic probation if their projected program overall score falls below 70% (cohorts graduating before April 1, 2024) or 80% (cohorts graduating after April 1, 2024) at any time after the completion of at least three concentrations.
While on probation, a student must:
- Meet with an academic advisor to develop a success plan;
- Achieve a projected final score of at least 70% (cohorts graduating before April 1, 2024) or 80% (cohorts graduating after April 1, 2024); and
- Be continuously enrolled or deferred if necessary.
The projected final score is calculated using a student’s current exam and Smartcase averages and a projected project score that reflects the minimum submission of projects and presentations required for graduation. Students are able to increase their projected final score by retaking Smartcases as many times as desired to improve their scores, improving their performance on subsequent exams, and submitting additional projects beyond the minimum required for graduation. Please note that extra credit, beyond program requirements, is not available. If the conditions are still not met, they will be suspended from their program
Academic Suspension and Readmission
Students who are unable to meet the conditions of probation are suspended. Students may request reinstatement from a suspension by completing and submitting the Request for Reinstatement form. The request should offer a clear explanation of changed circumstances and how the student plans to raise their cumulative final score to at least 70% (cohorts graduating before April 1, 2024) or 80% (cohorts graduating after April 1, 2024). The request must be submitted within one year following suspension.