ACADEMIC STANDARDS, DISMISSAL, AND PROBATION
All students are expected to maintain satisfactory levels of academic achievement (at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average and appropriate levels of credits completed satisfactorily in each semester) throughout their tenure at Geneseo and to make satisfactory progress toward their degrees. Note that some departments and programs require higher grade point averages for admission to, and/or progress in, the major. The Office of the Dean of Curriculum and Academic Services monitors students’ progress at the end of each fall and spring semester.
The College recognizes that some students will need assistance in making the adjustment to the demands of college work. The College’s academic standards regulations provide short-term, provisional requirements that are intended to help these students make satisfactory progress toward their degree.
Changes or revisions in Academic Standards are approved by the College Senate and distributed by the Office of the Dean of Curriculum and Academic Services. Academic Standards and other academic policies for students in the Access Opportunigy Program are available from the Director of AOP.
Good standing status for a semester is defined as: (1) the successful completion of a minimum of 11 credits of course work (8 credits for students in their first semester at Geneseo), and (2) a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00.
Full time students are reviewed for academic probation at the end of each fall and spring semester. Students will be placed on probation if they fail to complete the minimum number of credits required for good standing in two successive semesters or if their cumulative GPA falls below 2.00. These students will receive probation letters from the Dean of Curriculum and Academic Services. The letter will also recommend that the student take such actions as seeking academic advisement or counseling and reviewing work schedules. Students placed on academic probation will be required to receive academic advisement before registration. Students on probation must meet the criteria for good standing in their next semester or they will be dismissed. Unless otherwise stipulated by the Dean of Curriculum and Academic Services, students on probation are not precluded from participation in college-sponsored co-curricular activities.
Students are reviewed for academic dismissal at the end of each fall and spring semester. Students on probation will be dismissed if they fail to meet the criteria for good standing. Dismissed students are no longer eligible to continue at the College and will be denied further registration. Notification of dismissal is sent by mail and email to the student’s address on record with the College, at the end of the semsester in question. Each student is responsible for informing the College through the Office of Records and Scheduling of updates and changes to his/her address.
- Students placed on probation may be restricted from selected academic opportunities requiring a cumulative GPA above 2.0, such as Internships, Overseas Study, and honors opportunities. Please consult the Office of the Dean of Curriculum and Academic Services for details.
- The College defines a “full-time” load as twelve credit hours registered and paid for. The minimum number of credits required to meet the good standing status is not the same as a "full-time" load.
- Students receiving financial aid should consult the Financial Aid Office, Erwin 104, concerning eligibility to receive or retain financial aid.
Students who are subject to academic dismissal and are so notified by the Office of the Dean of Curriculum and Academic Services may elect to resign from the College in advance of an appeal. Students choosing this option will waive their right to appeal their academic standing and/or any course grade not already under appeal by the end of the semester in which they become subject to academic dismissal. Upon resignation, the College will remove all indication of academic dismissal or academic dismissal pending from its transcript records. Any resigned student who later seeks readmission to Geneseo will be subject to all regulations applied to dismissed students who seek readmission (see “Readmission after Dismissal or Resignation” below). Complete information on the process for dismissal, appeal, and resignation is available form the Office of the Dean of Curriculum and Academic Services, Erwin 106.
Students who choose neither to resign nor appeal their dismissals, students whose appeals are denied, and students who fail to meet specified conditions for reinstatement following appeals that are granted are formally dismissed from the College. Such students should meet with staff in the Office of the Dean of Curriculum and Academic Services and must complete a specified exit procedure; failure to do so could result in their being refused readmission and denied copies of transcripts. All questions concerning exit procedures may be addressed to the Student and Campus Life Office, Erwin 221.
For more information on Academic Standards, Probation, and Dismissal, please refer to that section of the Undergraduate Bulletin.