Academic Dismissal/Probation/College Academic Alert (CAA)

Academic Dismissal

The Opus College of Engineering adheres to the University Academic Censure Policy in this bulletin.

Academic Probation

Students May be Placed on Academic Probation for Several Reasons

  • Admission to the Opus College of Engineering subject to academic probation.

  • Failure to achieve satisfactory academic progress.

  • Reinstatement under Academic Probation subsequent to Academic Dismissal or College Academic Alert decisions.

The Typical Terms of Academic Probation are

  • Enroll in a maximum 15 semester hours at Marquette University.

  • Receive no more than one W or AU grade.

  • Receive no grades of C-, D+, D, F, I, UW, WA or WF.

  • Receive no excessive absence reports.

  • Meet monthly with their academic adviser.

  • Meet with an adviser in the Office of Student Educational Services.

  • Activate and monitor their Marquette email account.

  • Set up an appointment to meet with the director of academic advising the week following the posting of mid-term grades. Failure to do this may result in a delay in registering for the following term.

If Students Fail to Meet the Conditions of Academic Probation, There are Three Possible Outcomes

  • Students are subject to Academic Dismissal if their cumulative GPA is below 2.000. 

  • Students are subject to the placement of a College Academic Alert hold, which restricts students from enrollment in classes at Marquette University for future terms. Students may appeal this decision.

  • Students are placed on continued Academic Probation. Students may not appeal this decision.

If an allowed appeal is successful, students continue on Academic Probation for one additional term.

The goal of the above policy is to monitor all our students at the end of each term to identify possible problems (both academic and non-academic) and to ensure that all our students are given every opportunity to continue to make progress toward the completion of their degree programs.

College Academic Alert (CAA)

Students admitted to the Opus College of Engineering 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 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

Special conditions may be prescribed in writing at the time of students' admission, readmission or transfer 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 for 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 students are barred from registration for academic reasons even though the cumulative GPA exceeds 2.000. Students concerned about their academic progress should consult the Engineering Academic Advising Center. In addition to the requirements outlined in the University Academic Censure Policy, students pursuing a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.500, an Engineering GPA of 2.500, and a major GPA of 2.500, or be subject to Academic Probation.

Students placed on College Academic Alert status are notified of the committee’s decision and of the appeal process. Students may appeal for reinstatement or request a transfer to another college at Marquette University. The University Academic Censure Committee reviews appeals and makes decisions on whether to accept or deny appeals. The decision of the committee is final.

Unless appeals are accepted and the CAA hold is removed, students may not register for courses at Marquette and may be dropped from any classes for future terms in which they are registered.