Academic Dismissal/Probation/Academic Alert

The College of Health Sciences (CHS) is dedicated to ensuring students complete their undergraduate degree programs in a timely manner. To ensure timely degree completion, all CHS students are required to declare a major upon admission to the college and maintain good academic standing. Failure to maintain good academic standing may result in Academic Dismissal/College Academic Probation and/or College Academic Alert (CAA), as described below.

Academic Dismissal

The College of Health Sciences adheres to the University Academic Censure Policy.

College Academic Probation

Undergraduate students in the College of Health Sciences may be placed on academic probation for the following:

  1. A single term grade point average below 2.000.
  2. Two or more grades of F, ADW, AU, W, WA, WF, UY and/or UW for a single term or four or more total grades of F, ADW, AU, W, WA, WF, UY and/or UW. A complete term withdrawal, in which a student withdraws from all classes in a term, counts as a single occurrence of W grades.
  3. Failure to enroll in courses consistent with the declared primary major plan of study, including major cognates. Study abroad terms are excluded from this requirement.
  4. Failure to meet major-specific academic requirements (as listed in the majors sections of the bulletin) that results in dismissal from that major. Students dismissed from a CHS major are placed on academic probation and allowed to continue for one term in the College of Health Sciences with a major of undecided. These students are assigned an adviser from the college office who assists the students in identifying a new plan of study, either within the College of Health Sciences or via transfer to another college at Marquette.

College Academic Alert (CAA)

Students admitted to the College of Health Sciences 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- or below, U, UNC, UW, UY, W, WA, WF 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 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 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 college office.

Students placed on College Academic Alert status are notified by letter or email of the committee’s decision and of the appeal process. If an appeal is denied, students 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.

Note: Students in the professional phase of the Doctoral of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy Doctorate, Master of Athletic Training or Master of Physician Assistant Studies programs must comply with the academic regulations listed in the respective student handbook issued to students upon entering the professional phase of the curriculum.

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