Academic Warning, Probation, and Dismissal
who have earned two grades of C or one grade of F are placed on
academic probation. Students who do not earn a minimum cumulative
grade-point average of 3.0 after completion of 12 credits of coursework also are placed on probation. Students on probation are limited to
a less-than-full course load, and their class schedule must be approved
by the associate chair of the graduate program.
student on probation who receives a C or lower grade is dismissed
from the program. Students may appeal their dismissals to the
Department of Public Policy and Administration graduate program's
Scholastic Standing Committee.
All of the rules of the Graduate School-Camden regarding incomplete
grades apply to Department of Public Policy and Administration graduate
students. In addition, a student may not acquire more than two grades
of Incomplete (IN) during his or her course of study in the graduate
program. A student receiving a third IN grade is placed on academic
probation and is required to appear before the Scholastic Standing
Committee to explain the reasons for the student's inability to
complete coursework on schedule.
At a meeting of the Scholastic Standing Committee, a student appealing
dismissal must present in writing any information he or she deems
relevant to the case. This may include, but is not limited to,
circumstances outside the student's control that may account for the
poor performance. Members of the committee may question the student.
All members of the committee have one vote on the disposition of
appeals. The fact that a member of the committee has given the student
a C or lower grade shall disqualify him or her from voting.
The committee has the option of requiring remedial work or setting
other conditions for continuation in the graduate program.
Student Complaints about Grades
A student with a complaint about a grade for a course must submit the
complaint, in writing, to the course instructor within one week of the
receipt of the grade. In the event of an unsatisfactory resolution of
the dispute, the student may appeal to the chair of the graduate
Department of Public Policy and Administration. Such appeals must be
made in writing no later than one week following the date of
unsatisfactory resolution. A further appeal within one week of the
chair's decision may be made to the dean of the Graduate