Chapter 4 Academic Standing, Probation, and Dismissal 99
CHAPTER 4 Academic Standing, Probation, and Dismissal Herewith, a sample policy on this chapter’s topic: Conditional Standing and Dismissal All students permitted to enroll at Rider University are in good standing and are qualified to be bonafide students. Decisions regarding academic conditional standing and dismissal for poor scholarship are the responsibility of the Committee on Academic Standing within each college. Because a 2.0 cumulative average is required for graduation a student is expected to maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average while enrolled at Rider. Students who fail to maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative average will be reviewed by an academic standing committee and may be dismissed or placed on conditional standing. While a 2.0 cumulative grade point average may enable students to continue in their individual programs, students in teacher preparation programs must achieve a cumulative average of 2.5 before enrolling in sophomore level education classes. Before enrolling in junior level education classes, students must achieve a 2.75 grade point average. A 2.80 grade point average is required before a student can enroll in student teaching. Students not achieving a 2.75 grade point average by the time they reach their junior year may be dismissed from the program. Students who have not done satisfactory work may be dismissed from the University for poor scholarship at the end of any semester after an appropriate review of their scholastic records by the academic standing committee of their college. There must be substantial evidence of proper motivation and a capacity for...
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