Expectations for Satisfactory Graduate Level Student Performance
Graduate students are expected to earn grades of at least "B" in most of their course work for their degree. For graduation, a graduate student must have earned a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 in all graduate course work at Kennesaw State University and a grade of "C" or better in each course presented to meet degree requirements.
Whenever a graduate student’s cumulative grade-point average drops below 3.0, that student will be placed on probation and be advised of the significance and potential consequences of this action. While on probation, the student will not be permitted to apply for admission to candidacy, take comprehensive exams, or obtain a graduate degree. Students on probation are only allowed to register for courses during Final Registration.
Graduate students can have their probationary status removed by raising their cumulative grade-point average to at least 3.0. Graduate students will have 18 semester hours in which to improve their cumulative grade-point average to at least 3.0. After 18 semester hour, if the cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 has not been met, the student will be dismissed from further study at KSU.
Individual graduate programs may have additional expectations and/or grading policies. Please see specific graduate program sections of the catalog for additional information on graduate expectations.
ReinstatementA student who wishes to request reinstatement after their dismissal must complete the "Request for Reinstatement" form and submit it to the Office of Graduate Admissions. The form will be routed to the appropriate graduate program personnel for review. The program will then forward their recommendation to the Dean of the Graduate College. The Dean of the Graduate College will then notify the appropriate graduate program director, the office of the registrar and the student of his/her decision. The decision of the Dean of the Graduate College is final and students may not appeal this decision. Graduate students that are granted a reinstatement must agree to a remediation plan. Any deviation from the remediation plan will result in permanent dismissal.