Academic Standing


To continue attending Chaminade University, students must make satisfactory progress toward completing the program of studies for which they are enrolled.

Good Academic Standing
Good academic standing is defined as having both a cumulative and term GPA at 2.0 or above. However, it is important to note that some majors may require a higher GPA in order to remain in good standing with the major or to graduate. Students should check with their faculty advisor for additional information.

Academic Warning
Students whose semester or term GPA falls below 2.0 but continue to have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher will receive a warning of unsatisfactory progress. Students who fail to complete sufficient credits each year may be in danger of losing financial aid. For additional information, please refer to “Academic Progress” in the financial aid section of this catalog.

Academic Probation
Full-time students whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 at the end of any semester or term will be placed on probation the subsequent semester. Part-time students will be placed on probation if their cumulative GPA remains below 2.0 after completion of 12 credit hours. Students on probation must achieve a term GPA of 2.0 or higher to remain eligible to continue enrollment. Students on probation must raise their cumulative GPA to 2.0 to achieve good academic standing. If a student on probation achieves a term GPA of 2.0 or higher while the cumulative GPA remains below 2.0, their status in the following semester will be continued academic probation.

While on probation, a Day Undergraduate student’s enrollment is limited to no more than 13 credit hours. Online and Military Base undergraduates are limited to 6 credits. Exception may be granted to Online and Military Base Undergraduate program students allowing up to 9 credits, but only when/if the failed courses are to be repeated.

Students on academic probation or continued academic probation will not be able to participate in intercollegiate athletics and will be ineligible for federal work study funds during their probationary semesters. This remains in effect until the student has achieved good academic standing.

Academic Suspension
Students who fail to meet the requirements to be removed from probation will be placed on academic suspension.

Suspension shall be for the full fall or spring day following the semester in which the above scenario occurs. Day students who are suspended due to their performance in a spring term, will be able to complete courses in the Summer 1, if and only if they were already registered. If this is the case, suspension will be applied from Summer 2 through Fall. After one full 15 week semester, Fall or Spring, of suspension, students may apply for re-admission.

Suspension for Online and Military Base Undergraduate program students shall be for a full term following the semester in which the above applicable scenario occurs.

Academic Dismissal
Students who are re-admitted after a period of suspension from Chaminade and fail to meet the requirements to be removed from probation are subject to dismissal from Chaminade and are ineligible to return for 1 full year after which they may apply for re-admission.

Part-time Students
Academic standing for part-time students will be determined after 12 semester hours of courses have been attempted. The applicable standards will be those set out above for full-time students.

Probation after 6 credits if the GPA is below 1.0 with notification that the student will be suspended if the GPA is not raised to above 1.0 by the time the student has attempted 12 credits.

Warning with a GPA below 2.0 with 6 credits attempted with notification that the student will be placed on probation if the student’s GPA is not raised above 2.0 upon attempting 12 credits and suspension should the student’s GPA fall below 1.0.

Students on probation must maintain a semester GPA of 2.0 to be continued on probation until attaining a 2.0 overall GPA. Failure to attain a term GPA of 2.0 would result in Academic Suspension. Student on suspension must submit a request for re-admittance on special academic probation from the Provost for the Undergraduate Program for undergraduate students or the Director of the Online and Military Base Undergraduate Program for Online and Military Base Undergraduate program students. Re-admitted students must maintain a term GPA of 2.0 to be continued on probation. Failure to maintain the 2.0 minimum GPA will result in Academic Dismissal.

Extenuating Circumstances
Students who are suspended or dismissed may appeal their suspension or dismissal if their academic performance was the result of documented illness or other extraordinary or extenuating circumstances.

Appeals from any of the above actions must be submitted in writing to the Provost within 30 days of the date the student received notification of suspension or dismissal action, and no later than one week prior to the beginning of the following term, in cases where the length of time between notification of academic action and the beginning of the next term is less than 30 days. The Academic Action Appeals committee will consider the appeal and make a recommendation to the Provost.

Academic Action Appeals Committee
The Academic Action Appeals Committee meets on an as-needed basis to review written appeals sent to the Provost. Appeals of academic actions must be submitted in writing to the Provost within 30 days of the date the student received notification of suspension or dismissal action and no later than one week prior to the beginning of the following term, in cases where the length of time between notification of academic action and the beginning of the next term is less than 30 days. Documentation of extenuating circumstances or medical issues must accompany the written appeal. Verbal appeals will not be considered.

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Academic Standing
To continue attending Chaminade University, students must make satisfactory progress toward completing the program of studies for which they are enrolled.

Academic Probation and Repeating a Course
All students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher while in the program. Students whose GPA falls below 3.0 will be placed on academic probation and are given a time limit to bring their cumulative GPA up to a 3.0. Failure to meet the required GPA of 3.0 within that time may result in the student being dismissed from the program.

The time limit for a student to bring their cumulative GPA up to a 3.0 for the MBA, MEd, MAT, MSCJA, MSCP, and MPT program is two terms.

A passing grade for all courses, regardless of program, is a “B” or better. Students are placed on probation if they receive a “C” or “F” grade. If the “C” or “F” grade is for a core course, the student must repeat the course the next time it is offered and pass with a grade of “B” or better. If a student does not achieve a grade of “B” or better in the second attempt at a core or elective course, they may be dismissed from the program. Students are allowed to repeat a course only once. All students are allowed to repeat a maximum of two courses. A student who receives three grades of “C” or less on their academic record may result in dismissal from the program.

Students with a non-passing grade may take a maximum of two courses per term, including the retake course, until the nonpassing grade has been corrected. In repeating a course, the higher grade will be factored into the student’s GPA.