Suspension and Dismissal
Appalachian reserves the right to exclude, at any time, a graduate student whose performance is unsatisfactory or whose conduct is deemed improper or prejudicial to the best interest of the University.
Graduate students who do not maintain a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.00 cannot register for classes without the written recommendation of the advisor and the approval of the Dean of the Graduate School (see "Probationary Status").
Degree candidacy is discontinued for the student who has received four grades of "C," and if a graduate student receives a grade of "F" or "U," the student may not continue in Graduate School unless the advisor submits, in writing, an acceptable recommendation to the Dean of the Graduate School. In no case may a graduate student be permitted to repeat more than one course to improve the grade, and the student who receives a second grade of "F", "U", "WF" or "WU" may not continue toward the graduate degree under any circumstances.
Graduate credit accepted in fulfillment of the requirements for a graduate degree shall average not lower than 3.00, and no credit toward the degree shall be granted for a grade of "F", "U", "WF" or "WU." A grade of "F" or "U" is assigned to a student who arbitrarily discontinues meeting a class or who withdraws without making proper arrangements with the Registrar's Office.
Course work reported "Incomplete" must be completed within the following semester of the official ending of the course. Any extension of this period must be approved by the appropriate dean and the Registrar.