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During a period of academic suspension, no credits earned at another institution will be accepted at Shepherd.
Summer School: Suspension will be waived temporarily for those who wish to attend either one or both summer sessions (at Shepherd) immediately following notice of suspension. The student placed on probation at the beginning of the fall semester must attain a 2.0 institutional grade point average on his or her combined hours for the fall, spring, and summer session(s) to be eligible to return for the following fall semester. The student placed on probation at the beginning of the spring semester must attain a 2.0 institutional grade point average on his or her combined hours for the spring and summer session(s) to be eligible to return for the following fall semester.
The student who has been suspended from the University for the first time may apply for readmission after one semester by completing an application for admission.
The student who has been suspended from the University for the second time may apply for readmission after one academic year by completing an application for admission. The student who has been approved to return from Second Suspension will do so under the terms of a rigorous Academic Recovery Contract administered by the Director of the Academic Support Center and the major advisor. Failure to meet the terms of the contract will result in a final status of Academic Dismissal from the university.
Academic Dismissal: An academically dismissed student is ineligible for readmission. An academically dismissed student may petition the Admissions and Credits Committee for relief, but not earlier than five years following the Academic Dismissal (four years for students entering the RBA program), and not within two years of the most recent petition for relief.
The student on probation who withdraws from the University after the first five weeks of the semester will not be permitted to enroll in the University for the next regular semester or summer school. Any student who fails 50 percent or more of work attempted in any semester is subject to dismissal at the end of that semester.
Appeals to the above regulations may be made to the Admissions and Credits Committee.
Students receiving federal financial aid must also adhere to an academic progress requirement. The specifics of this requirement may be found in the Catalog under Section III.
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