Probation and Dismissal Criteria

If a student's cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 at anytime until the end of the fall semester of the junior year, the student will be placed on probation for a year. After the year on probation, if the cumulative GPA is still below 3.0 the student will be dismissed from the program and cannot take any more speech-language pathology classes. A student can only be on probation once during his or her academic program.

If a student's cumulative GPA falls below 3.3 at anytime after the fall semester of the junior year, the student will be placed on probation for a year. After the year on probation, if the cumulative GPA is still below 3.3 the student will be dismissed from the program and cannot take any more speech-language pathology classes. A student can only be on probation once during his or her academic program.

For all graduate level (professional - 500 and 600) courses, a student must receive a grade of "B-" or better. If a student receives a "C+" or lower in any graduate level course (excluding clinic) the student has one opportunity to retake that course and receive a "B-" or better. Failure to achieve a grade of "B-" or better will result in dismissal from the program.

If a student receives a grade of "B-" or lower in any 500 and/or 600 level graduate clinical course, the student will be placed on clinical probation for one year. The student will have one opportunity to retake the failed clinic or fieldwork and receive a "B" or better. If the student achieves a "B" or better in the repeated clinic or fieldwork the student will be removed from clinical probation; however, the previous failing grade (B- or lower) will remain on the transcript (a grade replacement will not be allowed). If the student passes the previously failed clinic and the GPA falls below 3.3 because of the failed clinic, the student will be placed on academic probation for one year. At the end of the year, if the GPA is not over 3.3, the student will be dismissed from the program. The student can only remain on probation once during the entire academic and clinical program. If the student fails to achieve a grade of "B" or better in a repeated 500 and/or 600 level graduate clinical course or if the student fails a subsequent clinic, the student will be dismissed from the program. If a student fails any two clinical courses, the student will be dismissed from the program.

If a student is dismissed by a Clinical Instructor or University Clinical Supervisor from any 500 and/or 600 graduate clinical course during a semester, the student will be placed on clinical probation for one year and be given a failing clinical grade of "B-" or lower. The student will not be reassigned to a clinic or placed at another site until the following semester. If a student is dismissed from a school placement during the semester, the student will not be placed in another school setting until the following semester of that year. If a student is dismissed from a school placement during the spring semester, the student will not be placed in another school setting until the fall semester of that year. If a student fails to achieve a grade of "B" or better in the repeated 500 and/or 600 level graduate clinical course or if the student fails a subsequent clinic the student will be dismissed from the program. If a student fails any two clinical courses, the student will be dismissed from the program.

If a student drops their enrollment in any 500 and/or 600 level graduate clinical course, the student will be placed on clinical probation for one year and receive an "IP" grade. The student will not be reassigned to a clinic or be placed at another site until the following semester. The "IP" grade will remain until the student successfully completes the clinical course. If a student is drops a school placement during the semester, the student will not be placed in another school setting until the following semester of that year. If a student drops a school placement during the spring semester, the student will not be placed in another school setting until the fall semester of that year. If a student fails to achieve a grade of "B" or better in the repeated 500 and/or 600 level graduate clinical course and if the student fails a subsequent clinic the student will be dismissed from the program. If a student fails any two clinical courses, the student will be dismissed from the program. Reasons deemed excusable for choosing to leave any fieldwork placement are dependent upon the discretion of the Clinical Director.