Aug 05, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Standing


Academic Standing

Master’s Degree

{Graduate Handbook, Chapter 2, section F: Probation & G: Dismissal/Reinstatement}

Probation

Students may be placed on probation as a condition of their admission to graduate programs if warranted by their academic record.

In addition, students who fail to make satisfactory progress in their graduate programs will be placed on probation. Either of the following conditions will warrant probation:

a. A grade point average lower than 3.0,

b. The recommendation of the major professor or student’s committee that the student’s progress is unsatisfactory.

Removal from Probation

Students on probation as a condition of admission will acquire good standing if they achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the first 9 credit hours of graduate-level course work.

Students placed on probation for deficient grades will be restored to good standing if they achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. This must be achieved within 2 semesters for full-time students and within 12 credit hours for part-time students.

Students placed on probation after recommendation by the major professor or supervisory committee may be restored to good standing only following the notification by the major professor and supervisory committee that the students are making satisfactory progress.

Dismissal and Reinstatement

Dismissal

A graduate student will be denied continued enrollment at Kansas State University for any of the following reasons:

a. Failure of a student admitted on probation to achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the first 9 credit hours of graduate coursework, or failure of a student to meet other conditions specified in the admission letter.

b. Failure of a student placed on probation for deficient grades to achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 within 2 semesters for full-time students and within 12 credit hours for part-time students (see section F.3)

c. Failure to meet published departmental or University requirements.

d. Failure to maintain satisfactory progress toward a graduate degree.

e. Failure in the final degree examination(s) (see section J.3).

f. Failure to acquire mastery of the methodology and content in a field sufficient to complete a successful thesis or dissertation.

g. Qualifying for placement on probation a second time, except when the first period of probation is a condition of admission (Chapter 1, section C) or when the second period is a condition of reinstatement (section G.2).

h. A recommendation for suspension or expulsion by the Honor Council.

Reinstatement

A student who has been denied continued enrollment may petition for reinstatement to the same program or for admission to a different one. The procedures for reinstatement are described in Appendix C Graduate Student Reinstatement Procedure.

Students whose petitions are granted are readmitted on probation as a condition of readmission. In such cases, the Readmission Committee usually stipulates enrollment in a specific number of hours or courses, as well as other conditions for probation. To regain regular status, the student who has been reinstated must satisfy conditions described in section F.3 for removal from probation.

Doctoral Degree

{Graduate Handbook, Chapter 3, section F & G}

Probation

Students may be placed on probation as a condition of their admission to graduate programs if warranted by their academic record (Chapter 1, section C).

In addition, students who fail to make satisfactory progress in their graduate programs will be placed on probation. Either of the following conditions will warrant probation:

a. A grade point average lower than 3.0,

b. The recommendation of the major professor or student’s committee that the student’s progress is unsatisfactory.

Removal from Probation

Students on probation as a condition of admission will acquire good standing if they achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the first 9 credit hours of graduate-level course work.

Students placed on probation for deficient grades will be restored to good standing if they achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. This must be achieved within 2 semesters for full-time students and within 12 credit hours for part-time students.

Students placed on probation after recommendation by the major professor or supervisory committee may be restored to good standing only following the notification by the major professor and supervisory committee that the students are making satisfactory progress.

Dismissal and Reinstatement

Dismissal

A graduate student will be denied continued enrollment at Kansas State University for any of the following reasons:

a. Failure of a student admitted on probation to achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the first 9 credit hours of graduate-level coursework, or failure of a student to meet other conditions specified in the admission letter.

b. Failure of a student placed on probation for deficient grades to achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 within 2 semesters for full-time students and within 12 credit hours for part-time students (see section F.3).

c. Failure to meet published departmental or University requirements.

d. Failure to maintain satisfactory progress toward a graduate degree.

e. Failure in the preliminary examination (see section I) or the final examination (see section L).

f. Failure to acquire mastery of the methodology and content in a field sufficient to complete a successful thesis or dissertation.

g. Qualifying for placement on probation a second time, except when the first period of probation is a condition of admission (Chapter 1, section C) or when the second period is a condition of reinstatement (see section G.2).

h. A recommendation for suspension or expulsion by the Honor Council.

Reinstatement

A student who has been denied continued enrollment may petition for reinstatement to the same program or for admission to a different one. The procedures for reinstatement are described in Appendix C Graduate Student Reinstatement Procedure.

Students whose petitions are granted are readmitted on probation as a condition of readmission. In such cases, the Readmission Committee usually stipulates enrollment in a specific number of hours or courses, as well as other conditions for probation. To regain regular status, the student who has been reinstated must satisfy conditions described in section F.3 for removal from probation.