Students who perform at a deficient level may be placed on probation or be dismissed from the University. Students are placed on probation to allow them to refocus their attention and activities to correct their deficiencies. If students do not correct their deficiencies, they may be dismissed from the University. Students who manifest severe deficiencies in their performance may be dismissed without having been on probation.
Graduate students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better in their course work at UST (excluding the School of Theology). Students whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.00 will be placed on academic probation. Students who are on academic probation must earn a minimum 3.00 semester GPA on course work each subsequent semester until the grade- point deficiency is removed. Only course work taken at UST will be applied toward the grade point deficiency. Grade changes made for students on probation will not affect the academic standing for that semester. Students who leave the university on academic probation will be readmitted on academic probation. Academic probation will be posted to the semester in which the cumulative GPA falls below 3.000 and will begin with the first class meeting of the next semester. Academic probation will be noted permanently on students’ academic records.
The Registrar will notify the student’s academic advisor that the student is on probation. A probation hold will be placed on the student’s myStThom account that will be released by the advisor. Students on academic probation may be required to carry a restricted course load and/or repeat courses as well as perform other activities prescribed by the advisor or dean to address deficiencies. Students unwilling to accept the conditions of their probation will be dismissed. The academic advisor will make recommendations to the appropriate dean or the Registrar concerning the student’s compliance with the learning contract and the need for dismissal.