In order to remain in good academic standing, a student must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. A student whose gpa falls below 3.0 will be placed on academic probation. A student on probation usually has one semester (fall, spring or summer) to remove the deficiency. If the deficiency is not removed in the allotted time, the student may not be eligible to continue in the program. The final decision to allow a probationary student to remain in the program will be made by the department chairperson.