3.48. Dismissal Policy

A student will be dismissed from the University in either of the following situations:

3.48.1 The student receives a maximum of two consecutive academic probations for having a cumulative GPA lower than 2.00 out of 4.00 and did not appeal to the College Council the Recommendation for Dismissal Letter sent by the Deanship of Student Affairs, Admissions & Registration or if the College Council and the University Council rejected the appeal.

3.48.2 Based on the recommendations of the College Council, the University Council may grant a third chance to a student who can improve his/her cumulative GPA by studying the courses available.

3.48.3 Students who have earned 60 credits or more will be dismissed from the University in the event their cumulative GPA remains below 2.0 at the end of their probationary semester.

3.48.4 Students on academic probation and have earned fewer than 60 credits will be permitted to continue academic probation if a minimum semester GPA of 2.0 is achieved in each semester of probation.

3.48.5 A student fails to complete the graduation requirements within a maximum additional period, equal to one-half of the period determined for his/her graduation in the original program period. The University Council at the recommendation of College Council may make an exception and award the student the opportunity to complete the graduation requirements within an additional period of a maximum duration equal to that specified for graduation.

3.48.6 The University Council may make an exception and give students falls under (1) or (2) the opportunity to complete their studies within an additional period of two semesters.

Appeal Process against Dismissal

A student who has been academically dismissed from the University may appeal the decision. That appeal should include explanatory information and any new evidence not previously considered by the College Committee. The appeal for the dismissal must be submitted in writing to the Dean of the College.