Academic Probation and Dismissal


A student is placed on academic probation in the College of Nursing when:

  • A required course is failed.
  • A grade less than C is earned in science or nursing courses.
  • The QPA is below 2.0 in any given semester.

Students who are on probation for earning less than a C in a science or nursing course must complete a mandatory plan of study as determined by the Academic Standing and Records Committee. Students who do not complete this plan will remain on academic probation.


The College of Nursing reserves the right to dismiss any student whose performance is deemed unsatisfactory.  A dismissal from the College may be appealed in writing addressed to the Dean of the FCN.  All appeal letters and supporting evidence will be reviewed by the Dean and a decision will be communicated to the student in writing.  While all appeal letters will be reviewed, submission of an appeal does not guarantee reinstatement into the FCN.