Graduate Continuance Regulations


At the end of each term – fall, spring and summer – the Graduate Program Advisor will review the records of all students who do not maintain a cumulative 2.75 grade point average (GPA) and will act according to the policies summarized below. 


Academic Probation 


A graduate student is placed on academic probation when the student’s cumulative GPA falls below 2.75 at the end of a fall or spring semester. Students on academic probation are expected to improve their cumulative GPAs. A student who achieves a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 is removed from academic probation and placed in good academic standing. 


Students on academic probation are required to meet regularly with their academic advisor. They are also required to participate in a student success program defined by their academic unit during their semester of attendance. 


A graduate student on academic probation may not enroll in more than 18 credits per semester of attendance (no more than 12 credits in the summer term). 


If a student is assigned an Incomplete grade and the final assigned grade brings that student's cumulative GPA below the required level, the student will be placed on academic probation at the end of the semester. 


Graduate students can be placed on academic probation for no more than one semester. In other words, failure to achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better at the end of a Fall or Spring semester while on probation results in academic dismissal (see below). 


Academic Dismissal 


Following a semester of academic probation, a graduate student will be dismissed at the end of the term if the student’s cumulative grade point average remains below 2.75. Students dismissed at the end of the academic probation must separate from the University for one semester. 


A student may apply for readmission to ADA University for the semester following completion of the above period. Readmission applications are evaluated based on the total record of the student and consistent with the admission practices in effect at the time of application. A student who is readmitted is governed by the academic requirements and Catalogue in effect at the time of readmission. Students who are dismissed with a cumulative GPA lower than 2.0 will not be considered for readmission. 


A graduate student who is readmitted after dismissal will be enrolled under academic probation status and will remain subject to the provisions of that status until good academic standing is achieved. The student will have two semesters to attain a 2.75 cumulative GPA and good academic standing. If the readmitted student fails to obtain a semester GPA in any subsequent semester before achieving a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75, the student will be permanently dismissed from the University. 


Academic dismissal is permanently recorded on the transcript.