Academic Progress And Graduation

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

In accordance with the Federal Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy 34 CFR 668.34, students enrolled in GMS are expected to adhere to the GMS Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy and guidelines from matriculation through graduation. All degree candidates’ academic records will be reviewed at the end of each semester by the programs in which they are enrolled to ensure that they achieve SAP. A student who fails to achieve SAP may be subject to academic action, including academic probation and/or dismissal. Further, students who fail to maintain SAP will not be eligible for the University certification to apply for federal and private educational loans.

The following criteria will be used to determine SAP at the GMS level. However, individual degree
programs may have additional and/or varied academic standards that must also be met to remain
in compliance.

GPA Requirement

The minimum cumulative GPA requirement for graduation is 2.70.

Current students who have a GPA of 2.69 or below and/or have not met program specific academic standards will require a specific learning plan and will be put on Academic Probation for the duration of one (1) semester. Learning plans must be developed in consultation with a student’s faculty advisor and/or program director, and should be monitored closely as the semester progresses. Students have the one (1) semester of academic probation to improve their GPA to m eet the minimum GPA requirement and/or the academic standards set by the program. Failure to do so may result in loss of eligibility for federal and private educational loans and/or dismissal from the program.