Academic Standing and Dismissal
An enrolled student who is making progress toward completion of degree requirements and is eligible to continue course work at Dominican College is considered to be in good standing.
The Academic Records of all students are reviewed each year. An undergraduate student is subject to dismissal if he or she has a cumulative index below the specific minimum G.P.A. on the following chart. (A course for which a student is granted a "W," signifying Official Withdrawal, is not counted toward the total of semester hours attempted.)
At the discretion of the College, a dismissal action may be delayed pending a period of Final Review set by the Committee on Academic Standards.
A student is also subject to dismissal if he or she has failed three times to achieve the required minimum grade in EN 107 or any writing sequence course. If a student fails three times to achieve the stated minimum grade in any other required course, he or she may, at the discretion of the Committee on Academic Standards, be dismissed or required to change programs.
The College reserves the right to request the withdrawal of, or to dismiss, any student whose academic standing, conduct, or attitude renders continued attendance at Dominican College undesirable.
Students who have incurred academic dismissal may address a request for readmission to the Committee on Academic Standards after completing at least one semester and 12 semester hours, with a grade of C or better in each course, at an accredited college.
Students should consult program coordinators concerning academic standing requirements in their major fields.
Students returning to Dominican after an absence of four or more years may petition the Committee on Academic Standards for a "Fresh Start" provided that they have completed 12 new credits at Dominican with a minimum G.P.A. of 2.50. All previous grades will be listed on the transcript but not factored into the cumulative grade point average. A notation will also be made on the transcript document's status of these courses. No student may apply for a "Fresh Start" more than once.