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Academic Probation and Dismissal

A review of academic performance is done once per semester by the Academic Standards Committee. Full-time freshmen are evaluated at the end of their first semester and are given a warning letter if their GPA is below a 1.70. At the end of the freshmen year and for the remainder of your tenure in the Barney school, if it is determined that you are not making satisfactory academic progress, you will be placed on academic probation. If you are placed on probation, you will be reduced to 12 credits per semester until probation status has been removed.

If you make substantial progress but still do not meet the minimum GPA requirements, you may be continued on probation for another semester or you may be dismissed. Students continued on probation will be subject to the probation requirements stated above. If you have not demonstrated a level of performance that indicates future success in meeting minimum degree requirements, the Academic Standards Committee may choose to academically dismiss you from the university. If at that time you feel that your status merits reevaluation you may appeal your dismissal to the Academic Standards Committee.

If you are dismissed, the only way to return is through the Fresh Start Program. Under this program, you can not take classes at the University of Hartford for at least two semesters. To re-apply, you must write a letter to the Barney Committee on Academic Standing stating how your approach to school has changed in the interim. If you are re-admitted, all grades of D and F will be eliminated, as well as the credits for those courses. See the Bulletin for more details on the program.

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