A graduate student who has a cumulative UNF Graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is considered to be in good academic standing.
A graduate student must have a cumulative UNF Graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher to be eligible for graduation and the award of a graduate degree.
A graduate student who fails to maintain a cumulative UNF graduate GPA of at least 3.0 will be considered not in good academic standing and will be placed on academic probation. Probation shall be noted on the academic transcript for each term in which the cumulative UNF graduate GPA is below 3.0.
Academic Suspension and Dismissal
(1) If, while a graduate student is on probation, the cumulative UNF graduate GPA does not reach 3.0 in the next academic term, the student is eligible for suspension or dismissal from the program.
(2) If, while a graduate student is on probation, he or she earns a “D” or an “F” in a graduate course in his or her program of study, the student is eligible for suspension or dismissal from the program.
The decision concerning whether the student is actually placed on academic suspension rests with the particular program’s graduate program director and/or the program’s graduate program committee (should the program have one).
Academic suspension is noted on the academic transcript. A graduate student may not register for courses while on academic suspension. The decision to release the student from academic suspension rests with the particular program’s graduate program director and/or graduate program committee.
Decisions made by graduate program directors and/or graduate program committees may be appealed by graduate students. Such appeals are made through the normal academic appeals process as specified in the Graduate Catalog and Student Handbook.
Many programs have program-specific policies further defining good academic standing and related matters. These program-specific policies, if inclusive of higher standards than those of the University, supersede University policy. Please refer to individual program requirements for more information.
Suspension of VA Benefits upon Unsatisfactory Progress
If the graduate GPA falls below 3.0 during the term following probation status, graduate students receiving Department of Veterans Affairs education benefits will be notified of their unsatisfactory progress and will have their benefits suspended.
To view the University's official policy, click here.