An undergraduate student whose Loyola cumulative grade point average falls below 2.0 will be placed on academic probation. In the subsequent semester, the student will be required to make substantial progress toward a Loyola cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. Under normal circumstances, substantial progress is defined as removal of at least one-half of the existing quality point deficiency, with the remainder of the deficiency to be removed in the following term. Failure to make substantial progress during the probationary period may result in the student’s suspension or dismissal. A student is removed from probation upon achieving a Loyola cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 and upon fulfilling any other probation conditions required by the college. An undergraduate transfer student who is admitted on probation will be required to make substantial academic progress and to meet specific minimum/maximum credit hour requirements established by the college. Failure to do so during the first semester at Loyola may result in academic suspension or dismissal from the university. A transfer student is removed from probation upon fulfilling probation conditions required by the student’s college.
Students wishing to return to the university after the period of exclusion must apply for readmission. Readmission in such cases is not automatic and is decided by the dean of the student’s college. A mandatory part of the readmission process is an interview with the associate dean, who will, if the student is readmitted, develop a contract with the student for the appropriate curriculum and required progress. Students who reside out of state may substitute a letter to the associate dean in lieu of the interview.
Students from Loyola who have been suspended or dismissed not allowed to take coursework elsewhere. If they violate this restriction, the transcript may be requested but credit will not be given for the coursework nor will the grade point average be used to accept or reject a student who wishes to reenter Loyola. Coursework taken after the period of the suspension will be evaluated. However, the student is advised to follow the procedures for taking courses elsewhere as stated in this bulletin. See Transfer of Coursework.
All students who have previously been suspended or dismissed from the university and have been readmitted on probation will be required to make progress as established upon reentry by the associate dean of the student’s college. Failure to do so may result in the student being dismissed indefinitely from the university.
At the end of each semester, students will be notified by mail by their deans of any academic actions. Academic probation is determined solely by the student’s grade point average. Academic actions which result from the student’s inability to remove himself or herself from academic probation are made on an individual basis. Academic actions may be appealed in writing to the dean of the student’s college. This appeal must be received in writing with supporting documentation within 14 days from the date of the exclusion/dismissal letter. A decision will be made within 7 days. In the spring of 1979, the university ceased indicating a probationary status on a student’s transcript; however, the following academic actions do appear on the student’s transcript: “academically suspended - min 1 semester, academically suspended - min 1 year, academically dismissed. Students may not graduate while on academic probation.