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Probation and Academic Dismissal

Pace University students are expected to maintain good academic standing. The University considers a cumulative quality point average (CQPA) of 2.0 (undergraduate students only) to be evidence of good academic standing, but specific college/schools or programs may have higher requirements. Please contact school or program administrator for specific program definition of satisfactory progress. Any student who is not making satisfactory academic progress toward the degree is automatically put on academic probation and is reviewed by the academic standards committee of the appropriate college/school. Students are generally allowed one semester on probation to improve their academic performance and to raise their CQPA. However, students with serious or continuing deficiencies will be academically dismissed from the University. If a student is academically dismissed from the University, the dismissal is effective on all Pace campuses.

Students who are academically dismissed from the University are allowed one appeal. Student appeals are made directly to the respective college/school. Students may be reinstated only once through the appeals process. Students who are dismissed for poor academic performance may not register for classes at any of the Pace campuses for at least one full academic year. After this time, a student may apply for reinstatement to his or her college/school on his or her home campus. Please contact school or program administrator for the appropriate reinstatement procedure.