Academic Dismissal/Probation/Academic Alert (CAA)

Academic Dismissal

The College of Business Administration adheres to the University Academic Censure Policy for undergraduate students.

Academic Probation

In addition, undergraduate students in academic difficulty are placed on academic probation by the College of Business Administration. Students in the college are expected to maintain a C (2.000) academic average overall and in all College of Business Administration courses. Students who fail to maintain progress necessary to meet university and college graduation requirements are subject to academic censure. A student on academic probation is directed as to what academic outcome they are expected to attain in the subsequent term to continue enrollment. Note: Students can also be placed on probation and subject to academic censure for accumulating 15 percent of hours attempted with a grade of F or WF.

College Academic Alert (CAA)

Undergraduate students admitted to the College of Business Administration are expected to meet college academic standards and maintain good academic standing. Academic performance is monitored carefully by the Committee on Scholastic Actions, and students either not maintaining steady progress or not demonstrating adequate achievement are barred from future registration by a College Academic Alert (CAA) registration hold.

The bases for committee review are:

  • grade point average (GPA) deficiency
  • inadequate progress
  • grades of C-, D+, D, F, I, ADW, W, WA, WF, U, UNC or UW 
  • the number of terms on college probation
  • the violation of special conditions

Special conditions may be prescribed in writing at the time of the student’s admission, readmission or transfer into the college. Conditions may also be prescribed in writing in the case of a student whose course performance or failure to follow academic advice warrants such action. All students to whom conditions have been specified are subject to committee review and possible CAA restriction should they fail to fulfill the specified terms. It is possible that a student can be barred from registration for academic reasons even though the student’s cumulative GPA exceeds 2.000. Students concerned about their academic progress should consult the college office.

Students placed on CAA status are notified by letter or email of the committee’s decision and of the appeal process. If a student's appeal is denied, the student may request to enroll in another college as outlined in the University Academic Censure Policy in this bulletin, and if accepted, the CAA hold is removed after admission into the new college.

Unless the CAA is removed via the individual colleges' appeal process, the student may not register for courses at Marquette and may be dropped from any classes for future terms in which they are registered.