Academic Dismissal/Probation/Academic Alert (CAA)

Academic Dismissal

The Diederich College of Communication adheres to the University Academic Censure Policy.

Students admitted to the Diederich College of Communication are expected to meet college academic standards. Academic performance is monitored carefully by the college, and students who fail to maintain steady progress or demonstrate adequate achievement are subject to academic censure.

Academic Probation

Undergraduate students in academic difficulty are placed on academic probation by the Diederich College of Communication. Students in the college are expected to maintain a C (2.000) academic average overall, and those who earn a GPA below 2.000 for the term or otherwise fail to maintain progress necessary to meet university and college graduation requirements are subject to academic censure. Students on academic probation are directed as to what academic outcome they are expected to attain in the subsequent term to continue enrollment.

College Academic Alert (CAA)

Students admitted to the Diederich College of Communication 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, W, WA, WF, UW or ADW
  • the number of terms on college probation
  • the violation of special conditions

Therefore, it is possible that students will be barred from registration by a CAA, even though the 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 an appeal is approved, special conditions may be prescribed in writing at the time of the reinstatement or readmission into the college. Conditions may also be prescribed in writing in the case of students whose course performance or failure to follow academic advice warrants such action. All students to whom conditions are specified are subject to committee review and possible CAA restriction when they fail to fulfill the specified terms. In addition, internal transfer students who have their CAA appeal approved by the college are reinstated or readmitted as an undeclared major on probation for a minimum of one term and special conditions are prescribed in writing at the time of the transfer into the college. Internal transfer students who fail to fulfill the specified terms of the conditions, are subject to CAA restriction at the end of the term and there is no guarantee any future appeal will be upheld.

If students' appeals are denied, they may request to enroll in another college via the process outlined in the University Academic Censure Policy of this bulletin, and if accepted, the CAA hold is removed after transfer 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.