A Meredith student is considered to be making minimal progress if she has earned at the end of any semester the appropriate quality point ratio indicated on the following chart:
Total Hours Attempted, Minimum Expected Meredith QPR**
1-16 Hours. . . . . . . . . . . 1.500
17-25 Hours . . . . . . . . . . 1.700
26-59 Hours . . . . . . . . . . 1.800
60-89 Hours . . . . . . . . . . 1.900
90 and above . . . . . . . . . 2.000
"When a student fails to achieve minimum progress, she will be placed on academic probation for the following semester. A student on probation must meet the following guidelines the next semester in which she is enrolled:
a) register for no more than 14 hours;
b) enroll in either ENG 111 or ENG 112 if she has not completed her general education composition requirements;
c) attend a probation information session the first week of class, view online probation workshop and complete an Action Plan for improvement, and meet individually with an advisor in Academic & Career Planning to discuss the Plan within the first month of classes;
d) a student is encouraged to repeat at least one course in which she has earned a "D" or an "F" within her next semester unless no such courses are offered.
The undergraduate catalogue outlines the following requirements for students on Academic Probation:
"A student who remains on academic probation after two consecutive semesters without meeting the minimum Meredith quality point ratio will be suspended for the following semester. This student will be allowed to make up deficiencies at Meredith during the summer sessions. If her summer work does not raise her Meredith QPR to the minimum standard established for retention (see chart above), she will be suspended for one semester.
"A suspended student may apply for re-admission and, if re-admitted, re-enroll for any subsequent semester if space is available. A re-admitted student is on probation, must follow the guidelines of probation, and must raise her Meredith QPR to the minimum standard outlined in the above chart. However, a re-admitted student who makes at least a 2.0 semester QPR during her first semester back will be allowed one additional semester to achieve the required Meredith QPR.
"The student has the right to appeal academic suspension or specific requirements of probation. She must appeal in writing to the registrar within 10 days of the date on the notice of suspension. A standing retention committee will hear the appeal. Appeal application forms are available from the registrar.
Information for Students on Academic Probation:
If you are a student on academic probation, you’ll need to complete the following as part of your probation requirements:
- Attend an Academic Success Information Session for students on probation, Monday, January 7, 2013, in Harris 110, at either Noon or 4:00 p.m. The workshop will review probation requirements, resources for success and distribution of workshop packets. The packet contains directions for accessing the online workshop, an Action Plan to be completed, and your unofficial transcript. You will also sign up for your 30-minute follow-up appointment with an advisor.
- Students unable to attend one of the Information Sessions should visit Academic and Career Planning, 2nd Floor Cate/Park Center within the first week of class to pick up their packet and schedule a follow-up appointment with an advisor.
- View the online workshop.
- Meet with an advisor for your follow-up appointment no later than February 8, 2013 to avoid a registration hold being placed on your account.