ATMU Policy # 13 Satisfactory Academic Progress

1.   Purpose

American Tech and Management University, Inc. (ATMU) requires that students meet minimum standards of academic achievement: successful course completion and program completion. Student progress is evaluated at the end of each course/module. ATMU does not allow students to maintain enrollment without meeting satisfactory minimum standards of academic progress.

Satisfactory Academic Progress is related to two areas: the student’s grade point average and the maximum time allowed for program completion.

2.   Academic Probation & Dismissal for Undergraduate Students

The student’s grade point average (GPA) is calculated at the end of each course/module.

If an undergraduate student’s GPA falls below 2.0 at the end of any course/module, the student will be placed on academic probation for the following course/module:

  • If the student receives a high enough grade in the course/module after being placed on academic probation and his/her cumulative GPA is 2.0 or higher, he/she will be removed from academic probation.
  • If the student does not receive a high enough grade in the course/module after being placed on academic probation and his/her cumulative GPA remains below 2.0, he/she will be placed on final academic probation.
  • If the student on final academic probation raises his/her cumulative GPA to 2.0 or higher the following course/module, he/she will be removed from final academic probation (and academic probation.)
  • If the student on final academic probation does not raise his/her cumulative GPA to 2.0 or higher the following course/module, he/she will be dismissed from ATMU.

NOTES

  • A grade of C- or lower is not considered a passing grade for any core
  • A grade of D- or lower is not considered a passing grade for any general education
  • If the student receives a grade of C- or lower for any core course and/or a grade of D- or lower for any general education course, this failed course must be repeated in order for the student to graduate.
  • Only the grade of the repeated (core or general education) course will be used to calculate the student’s cumulative grade point average for graduation but both the original and repeated courses grades will appear on the student’s official transcript.
  • A student may not repeat a failed course more than two times. If a student fails a course three times, he/she will be dismissed from the program.

3.   Academic Probation & Dismissal for Graduate Students

The student’s grade point average (GPA) is calculated at the end of each course/module.

If a graduate student’s GPA falls below 3.0 at the end of any course/module, the student will be placed on academic probation for the following course/module:

  • If the student receives a high enough grade in the course/module after being placed on academic probation and his/her cumulative GPA is 3.0 or higher, he/she will be removed from academic probation.
  • If the student does not receive a high enough grade in the course/module after being placed on academic probation and his/her cumulative GPA remains below 3.0, he/she will be placed on final academic probation.
  • If the student on final academic probation raises his/her cumulative GPA to 3.0 or higher the following course/module, he/she will be removed from final academic probation (and academic probation.)

NOTES

  • A grade of C- or lower is not considered a passing grade for any course.
  • If the student receives a grade of C- or lower for any course, this failed course must be repeated in order for the student to graduate.
  • If the student receives less than 70% in the Capstone Course in the MBA program, this failed course must be repeated in order for the student to graduate.
  • If the student receives a grade of B- or lower in the Doctoral Dissertation Seminar, this failed course must be repeated in order for the student to graduate.
  • Only the grade of the repeated course will be used to calculate the student’s cumulative grade point average for graduation but both the original and repeated courses grades will appear on the student’s official transcript.
  • A student may not repeat a failed course more than two times. If a student fails a course three times, he/she will be dismissed from the program.

4. Required Academic Advising for Students on Academic Probation

A student placed on Academic Probation and Final Academic Probation must meet with an academic advisor at least twice during the course(s)/module(s) taken under academic probation or final academic probation. The academic advisor will review, monitor, and discuss the student’s academic progress in raising his/her GPA to be removed from academic probation or final academic probation.

A student placed on Academic Probation and Final Academic Probation will receive a written communication from the Registrar indicating that the student must improve his/her cumulative GPA the following course/module or be subject to academic dismissal by the University. The communication will also indicate that the student must meet with an academic advisory at least twice during the course/module taken under academic probation or final academic probation to review, monitor and discuss the student’s academic progress in raising his/her GPA.

4.   Maximum Time to Complete Program

An undergraduate (BBA) student must complete all course work within 8 years from the start of study.

A master’s graduate student must complete all coursework within 4 years from the start of study.

A doctoral graduate student must complete all coursework within 8 years from the start of study.

Students who do not meet this maximum program time will be dismissed from their program.

Exceptions may be granted by the ATMU for special or extenuating circumstances. The maximum extension for a master’s graduate student is one (1) additional year; for an undergraduate and graduate student, the maximum extension is two (2) additional years.

 

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