Academic appeals by students must be filed no later than the end of the next regular term after the grievance occurred.
Graduate students are awarded grades of A, B, C, D, or F on coursework but no graduate credit toward a degree is earned for a grade of less than C. The tempo- rary mark of “I” (incomplete) is given when, for reasons acceptable to the instruc- tor, course requirements cannot be completed during the enrollment period. An “I” must be removed within a period of one year. This does not apply to theses, dissertations, and other research or practicum courses. All “I” grades must be re- moved from the student’s transcript before the student can be processed for grad- uation. In certain research and practicum courses, a student may receive an “IP” (in progress) grade. This grade does not calculate in the grade point average.
Graduate students may repeat a course only once but must have permission from their graduate advisor and the college or school dean to repeat a course. Repeating a course does not remove the grade previously earned in the course. The calculation of the cumulative grade point average is based on all grades received for graduate courses taken at Delta State University. Exceptions must be approved by the graduate advisor, department chair, and college or school dean.
ACADEMIC SUSPENSION AND DISMISSAL
Students who earn three grades of “C” or one grade of “D“ or “F” will be dis- missed from their degree program. Also, graduate students must maintain a 3.0 GPA during the first nine semester hours of graduate work in a degree program. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from that program unless otherwise stipu- lated by the department offering the program. If, anytime after completion of nine hours, a student’s overall grade point average on graduate courses drops below a 3.0, the student will be placed on probation. A student on probation is not a can- didate for a degree. Probationary status is removed by raising the overall grade point average to 3.0 or better on all graduate work at the end of the next semester of enrollment after being placed on probation. (For students enrolled in the sum- mer, both school terms will be used to determine if probationary status should be removed.) Failure to remove probation in the manner described will result in the student being dropped from the degree program. Requests for reinstatement to a graduate program must be approved by the college or school dean.
If, at any period of enrollment, a student demonstrates to the satisfaction of the advisor and the department chair that a consistently satisfactory level of achieve- ment cannot be maintained, withdrawal from the graduate program is advised.
SCHEDULE CHANGES The following regulations apply to change of program:
The last day to add a class is the sixth class day of a semester (second class day, summer term). (See University Calendar.)