Academic Standing, Probation, and Dismissal
For purposes of computing academic standing, quality points are assigned to letter grades as follows:
- A 4.00
- A- 3.70
- B+ 3.30
- B 3.00
- B- 2.70
- C+ 2.30
- C 2.00
- F 0.00
Note: Pharmacy policies can be found in the Wegmans School of Pharmacy Handbook.
Nursing grading and progression policies can be found in the Wegmans School of Nursing Handbook.
Satisfactory Academic Progress
Graduate-level students are considered to be in good standing if their cumulative GPA is 3.00 or higher at the end of each semester.
A graduate student will be placed on probation if their cumulative GPA falls between the threshold for good standing and academic dismissal. A student on academic probation at the end of a term will receive a letter from the chair and be required to meet with his or her chair to discuss their situation. The chair will review the student’s progress and will specify the requirements for continuation in the program. Failure to meet with the program director will result in de-registration for the upcoming semester(s). A student on academic probation whose cumulative GPA is 3.00 or higher will return to good standing. A student on probation for more than two continuous semesters may be dismissed from the program.
Graduate-level students are subject to dismissal from their program if they:
- Fail to satisfy their conditional admission requirements.
- Earn more than one “F”, “FA” or “U” grade, regardless of their cumulative GPA.
- Fail to meet the minimal cumulative GPA standard as outlined in the Standards of Academic Progress Cumulative Grade Point Average chart below.
Students who are dismissed from their program will be de-registered from classes for any future semester(s) and notified in writing by the appropriate School dean. Students who wish to appeal their dismissal must send written notification of their intention to appeal to the School dean within two weeks of the date of the dismissal letter. While the appeal is pending review by the committee, registration is not allowed. If reinstatement is granted, the student will return on academic probation and must meet with the chair before registering for an upcoming semester. A student who is dismissed from one Fisher graduate program may apply for admission to another Fisher graduate program. The student will be considered a new applicant to the new program and must complete the full admission process.
Standards of Academic Progress Cumulative Grade Point Average*
|Semester Credit Hours
Earned Toward Degree**
|Academic Dismissal with GPA Below:||2.00||2.50||2.75||3.00|
*Averages will not be “rounded.” For example, 2.99 will not be rounded to 3.00.
**Includes all hours (Fisher and transfer hours) applied toward the St. John Fisher University degree. However, only Fisher credits are used in calculating the grade point average.