Students in all of Iliff's master’s level degree programs are required to make satisfactory progress, defined as maintaining a 2.25 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Successful completion of each course in a degree program requires a grade of "C" or above or "P" (Pass).
Academic Review Committee
Each quarter, the Academic Review Committee reviews all students whose grade point average drops below 2.25, and those who are close to being placed on academic probation. This committee has the authority to place students on academic probation and to suggest to the Academic Vice-President/Dean the dismissal of students on academic grounds.
The Academic Review Committee is a standing committee that reports to the Academic Vice-President/Dean. Its membership includes: the Academic Vice-President/Dean (or the Dean's designee), who serves as chair; the Associate Dean of Admissions and Student Services; the Financial Aid Director; the Registrar; and the Advising Center. Other faculty or staff members may also be called upon as needed.
The committee meets once per quarter and reviews the work of every student on probation. A letter is sent from the Academic Vice-President/Dean to each student reviewed by the committee outlining the concerns of the committee and/or changes in status (placed on probation, etc.). Copies of the letters are sent to the student's advisor and Registrar for the student’s permanent file.
Students whose grade point averages fall below the requisite 2.25 following any academic quarter will be placed on academic probation. The student will be notified of the probation action in writing. Full-time students will be given two academic quarters and part-time will be given 20 credit hours to bring the GPA above the requisite 2.25 average. Students on probation may not take a course P/F (unless they are not offered for a letter grade), should enroll for 8 credits per quarter if they are attending as full-time students, and take appropriate coursework for their degree program. In addition, students should make progress in their degree program by taking and passing classes required by their degree program. Students on probation may not take incompletes. At the end of the probationary period, the Academic Review Committee will review the student's progress and recommend to the Academic Vice-President/Dean to remove or continue the probation or to take action to suspend the student's degree program.
Students receiving special financial awards with specific grade point average requirements must maintain that requirement from one quarter to the next in order to remain eligible to receive those funds. Awards with specific GPA requirements will be rescinded for the quarter following any quarter in which the cumulative grade point average falls below the required minimum. Grades will be reviewed at the end of each quarter. Once a new quarter has begun, scholarship or grant funds will not be adjusted for grade changes resulting from late completion of course work.