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.
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.
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 at least a semester of satisfactory academic work at another institution or successful work experience. 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.
GPA Requirements to Avoid Suspension
Credit Hours Attempted Minimum GPA
0 - 32 1.00
97 and above 2.00