Probation

Undergraduate day probation

After the first semester with a career GPA below 2.0, students will be sent notification of their probation status.

After the second semester with a career GPA below 2.0, the director of academic advising (ddicerbo@lynn.edu) will review each student’s transcript and determine if the student will be dismissed or be granted one final probationary semester.

  • If given one probationary semester, the director of academic advising will provide a list of specific conditions to be met. Failure to meet these conditions will result in automatic dismissal at the conclusion of the following semester.

Students who have already been placed on probation should check their grades on MyLynn before returning to campus. Students are not guaranteed a probationary semester, so this should be taken into consideration before travel arrangements are made.

Note: All correspondence for probation will be emailed to the student’s Lynn email address and mailed to the local address and legal home/permanent address on file. Dismissal letters will be emailed to the student’s Lynn email address and be sent via FedEx to both the local and legal home/permanent addresses on file.

Appeal Process

A student has a right to appeal a decision of academic dismissal and must do so in writing. Extraordinary circumstances beyond the control of the student or significant academic progress are the only reasons for considering an appeal.

Undergraduate Day Students should direct their appeal to the Director of Academic Advising by early July for the fall semester or by late December for the spring semester.

Online probation

Students with a career GPA below 2.0 for four consecutive terms may be academically dismissed from the university. Notification of probation status will be sent to the student’s local address on file. Should you fail, or receive a grade of D, in a course that is not able to be repeated before the completion of the four consecutive terms, a term GPA of 2.0 must be achieved for each of the consecutive terms.

Please note the following: probation status is calculated on career GPA, not term GPA, and repeating courses you have previously failed is the quickest way to improve your GPA.

Appeal process

Online Students should direct their appeal to the Director of Academic Advising by the end of add/drop period for the following term.

Graduate day probation

After the first semester with a career GPA below 3.0, students will be sent notification of their probation status to their local address.

The Director of Academic Advising will review each student’s transcript and determine if the student will be dismissed or be granted probationary semesters until the course(s) can be repeated and successfully completed (most courses are offered only once a year).

Appeal process

A student has a right to appeal a decision of academic dismissal and must do so in writing. Extraordinary circumstances beyond the control of the student or significant academic progress are the only reasons for considering an appeal. Graduate day students should direct their appeal to the Director of Academic Advising prior to the add/drop deadline of the following semester/term.

Graduate evening probation

A student who falls below the minimum career GPA requirement of 3.0 will be placed on academic probation. Students on academic probation after the completion of 6 courses may be academically dismissed from the university. Notification of probation status will be sent to the student’s local address on file.

Please note the following: probation status is calculated on career GPA, not term GPA, and repeating courses you have previously failed is the quickest way to improve your GPA.

Appeal process

A student has a right to appeal a decision of academic dismissal and must do so in writing. Extraordinary circumstances beyond the control of the student or significant academic progress are the only reasons for considering an appeal.

Graduate evening students should direct their appeal to the Director of Academic Advising prior to the add/drop deadline of the following semester/term.

Ed.D probation

Students in the EdD program are expected to maintain a career GPA of at least 3.25, as well as a minimum grade requirement of B- for each course. Students in the doctoral program will have their mid-program review during their fifth semester. Students may be strongly encouraged to continue in the program, recommended to remain in the program, placed on probation, or asked to leave the program as a consequence of this review. This review considers the whole of the student's work to date, including attendance, participation, comprehension, and writing as well as any other factors deemed important by the faculty. The review assesses the student's potential for success at the dissertation in practice stage.

Students who are placed on probation will engage in a formal improvement process. The improvement process includes the following steps:

  1. The student should develop a performance improvement plan with their identified mentor. This plan must include steps and a time line for achieving satisfactory progress over the remaining four semesters.
  2. The performance improvement plan should be submitted to the Director of the Ed.D. Program in Educational Leadership.
  3. After the performance improvement plan is approved by the Director of the Ed.D. Program in Educational Leadership, the student and mentor will meet with the Director of the Ed.D. Program in Educational Leadership and the Dean of the College of Education to discuss the student's performance and the plans for improving it.
  4. The Dean of the College of Education will decide whether and when all tasks in the improvement plan have been successfully completed. The recommendation by the mentor will be taken into account for this decision.

Conservatory of Music probation

Students accepted into the Conservatory of Music are required to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to a member of a productive musical community as well as meet the following academic standards in order to remain in good standing and retain his/her music scholarship each year:

  • Maintain a minimum semester GPA (2.75 undergraduate, 3.0 graduate).
  • Earn a minimum grade of “C” in Applied lessons, juries, mock auditions, recitals, graduate performance requirements and all performing ensembles.
  • Attend classes, lessons, rehearsals, master classes, performance forum, Showcase
  • Concerts, outreach performances, juries, mock auditions and other Conservatory performances and activities as assigned.

Students who fail to maintain these minimum requirements shall be placed on academic probation within the Conservatory of Music. Students who fail to meet the Conservatory’s minimum academic requirements for two consecutive semesters shall be dismissed from the Conservatory with an option to appeal to the Dean.