Academic Standing, Academic Probation, Dismissal, and Readmission

General Policy for Education Graduate Program

Admission to the program allows you to pursue work toward the degree. A candidate in Education must complete at least nine hours of graduate work at Stetson University before you will be considered for advancement to candidacy for the degree. No credit beyond 18 hours can be applied to this degree unless you are advanced to candidacy. You will be notified when action has been taken by the Graduate Council.

To be advanced you must have at least a 3.0 GPA. To remain academically eligible for this program, standards must be maintained as part of the total program requirements.

Grades assigned to students in graduate programs of the College of Arts and Sciences are as follows: A (distinction); B (quality expected of graduate students); C (below graduate standards); D (not accepted for graduate credit at Stetson); and F (failure). At the faculty member’s discretion, pluses and minuses may be used to further refine a student’s grade.

A student who fails to maintain an academic average of B (3.0) in graduate coursework will be placed on academic probation. A maximum of two C grades will be accepted if balanced by A grades; a third C grade will result in academic dismissal. A single grade of D or lower will also result in academic dismissal from the program. Furthermore, if a student is dismissed, the student will not be considered for readmission to the University in the program from which they were dismissed.

This degree program must be completed within an eight-year period, with a possible extension contingent upon petition by the student and approval by the Graduate Committee.  Failure to enroll in coursework within one year of admittance will require you to reapply to the graduate program.


General Policy for Counselor Education Graduate Programs

Admission to the program allows you to pursue work toward the degree. After your eighteenth-semester hour of Stetson University coursework, you will be considered for advancement to candidacy for the degree.

To be advanced you must have at least a 3.0 GPA. No credit beyond 18 hours can be applied to this degree unless you are advanced to candidacy. You will be notified when action has been taken by the Counselor Education Graduate Committee.

Grades assigned to students in graduate programs of the College of Arts and Sciences are as follows: A (distinction); B (quality expected of graduate students); C (below graduate standards); D (not accepted for graduate credit at Stetson); and F (failure). At the faculty member’s discretion, pluses and minuses may be used to further refine a student’s grade.

A student who fails to maintain an academic average of B (3.0) in graduate coursework will be placed on academic probation. A maximum of two C grades will be accepted if balanced by A grades; a third C grade will result in academic dismissal. A single grade of D or lower will also result in academic dismissal from the program. Furthermore, if a student is dismissed, the student will not be considered for readmission to the University in the program from which they were dismissed.

This degree program must be completed within an eight-year period, with a possible extension contingent upon petition by the student and approval by the Graduate Committee.  Failure to enroll in coursework within one year of admittance will require you to reapply to the graduate program.


General Policy for English Graduate Program

Admission to the program allows you to pursue work toward the degree of M.A English. You will be considered for advancement to candidacy for the degree after completion of your ninth semester hour of Stetson University coursework. 

To be advanced you must have at least a 3.0 GPA.  No credit beyond 18 hours can be applied to this degree unless you are advanced to candidacy.

Grades assigned to students in graduate programs of the College of Arts and Sciences are as follows: A (distinction); B (quality expected of graduate students); C (below graduate standards); D (not accepted for graduate credit at Stetson); and F (failure). At the faculty member’s discretion, pluses and minuses may be used to further refine a student’s grade.

A student who fails to maintain an academic average of B (3.0) in graduate coursework will be placed on academic probation. A maximum of two C grades will be accepted if balanced by A grades; a third C grade will result in academic dismissal. A single grade of D or lower will also result in academic dismissal from the program. Furthermore, if a student is dismissed, the student will not be considered for readmission to the University in the program from which they were dismissed.

This degree program must be completed within an eight-year period, with a possible extension contingent upon petition by the student and approval by the Graduate Committee.  Failure to enroll in coursework within one year of admittance will require you to reapply to the graduate program.


Advancement to Candidacy

Admission to a degree program does not imply advancement to candidacy for a degree. A candidate in Education or English must complete at least nine credits of graduate work at Stetson with at least a 3.0 grade point average, and the approval of the program coordinator who certifies that all program advancement requirements are met.  Students are notified by letter when advanced to candidacy. Failure to meet the requirements for advancement to candidacy may result in the student being dropped from the graduate program. 

Counselor Education students must apply for advancement to candidacy and may do so upon the successful completion of 18 credits with the minimum of a 3.0 grade point average. A candidate in Counselor Education is advanced based on the written recommendation of the major department. Students are notified when advanced to candidacy. Failure to meet the requirement for advancement to candidacy may result in the student being dismissed from the graduate program.

School of Business Administration Graduate Programs

Policy for the Master of Business Administration (including J.D./M.B.A. and the Master of Pharmacy/M.B.A.) and Master of Accountancy Programs: A graduate student enrolled in advanced level courses in the M.B.A. or M.Acc. program who maintains an overall 3.0 GPA is considered to be in good academic standing. A student whose overall GPA is below 3.0 GPA after completing a minimum of six credits of advanced level coursework will be placed on academic probation. A student on probation who does not attain a 3.0 overall GPA after completion of a maximum of twelve additional credits of advanced level coursework (completion of at least 18 total credits) will be dismissed from the program. A dismissed student may apply for re-admission after a one-year absence from the program, but is not guaranteed acceptance. A student on probation who attains a 3.0 overall GPA in accordance with this policy will be removed from probation and be considered in good academic standing, but must maintain a 3.0 overall GPA throughout the remainder of the program.

Policy for the Executive Master of Business Administration (E.M.B.A.) Program: An E.M.B.A. student who maintains an overall 3.0 GPA is considered to be in good academic standing. An EMBA student whose overall GPA is below 3.0 GPA after completing a minimum of nine credits of coursework will be placed on academic probation. A student on probation who does not attain a 3.0 overall GPA after completion of a maximum of twelve additional credits of coursework (completion of at least 21 total credits) will be dismissed from the program. A dismissed student may apply for re-admission after a one-year absence from the program, but is not guaranteed acceptance. A student on probation who attains a 3.0 overall GPA in accordance with this policy will be removed from probation and be considered in good academic standing, but must maintain a 3.0 overall GPA throughout the remainder of the program.