It is the responsibility of the individual student to maintain good academic standing and to make normal progress toward a degree. The record of each student is regularly reviewed by the Registrar. Any student whose cumulative grade point average falls below 2.00 is placed on academic probation. To continue enrollment in probationary status, the student must show steady improvement in academic performance. Students who are on academic probation for three consecutive semesters (excluding January and Summer Terms), are subject to suspension. A full-time, first-year-in-college student who is placed on academic probation following the first fall semester must successfully complete during the first spring semester a Maryville College Life Enrichment Program Portfolio Project in self-management through the Learning Center. A student who fails to complete the project successfully is subject to suspension from the College.
Any full-time, first-year-in-college student whose cumulative grade point average is below 1.00 for the first semester of work is subject to suspension. A student so suspended may appeal the action to the Committee on Academic Standing, which considers each appeal on individual merit. Following a mid-year suspension, a student is eligible to apply for readmission to the College for the subsequent fall semester after a period of satisfactory academic work at another institution or successful work experience.
At the end of each term careful consideration is given to the record of each probationary student. If the student falls below minimum standards for credit hours and cumulative grade point average, he or she is not considered to be making normal progress toward a degree. The student is then subject to suspension from the College, or to a change from degree candidacy to special student status. These minimum standards are described in the Student Handbook.
Following an end-of-term suspension, a student may apply for readmission after a period of satisfactory academic work at another institution or successful work experience. The period of suspension is usually a calendar year, but it may be shorter if circumstances warrant. A student placed in special student status by action of the College may continue enrollment and, when the cumulative GPA is raised to at least 2.00, petition for readmission to degree candidacy.
A decision to suspend may be appealed to the College’s Committee on Academic Standing. In such an appeal, the obligation rests with the student to explain the special considerations that support continued enrollment. Other than activities directly associated with a credit bearing course, students granted a waiver of suspension may not participate in intercollegiate athletics, hold club or organizational office, or participate in other activities in which they represent the College. This restriction is lifted upon achievement of the minimal grade point average.