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Table of Contents
Welcome
Telephone Directory
Academic Calendars
     Year 2004/2005
     Fall Semester 2004
     Spring Semester 2005
     Summer Semester 2005
University Mission
Accreditations
Degrees, Areas of Specialization,
Minors

Admissions
After Admission
Financial Assistance
Student Activities
Student Services and Resources
Tuition and Fees
Military and Veterans Information
Registration and Records
Academic Policies
Graduation and General Degree
Requirements

Public Service and Research Centers
College Mission Statements
Undergraduate Degree Programs
Master's Degree Programs
Specialist Degree Programs
Doctoral Degree Programs
Course Numbering System
Course Listings and Descriptions
Administration
Faculty
Index
Academic Policies
Academic Misconduct
Academic Standing
Certificate Programs
Choice of Catalog
Class Attendance
College Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST)
Common Program Prerequisites
Foreign Language Requirement
General Studies Requirements
Grading System
Honor Rolls
Majors
Minors
Multicultural Requirement
Nontraditional Credit
Recency of Credit
Residency Requirement
Summer Semester 9-Hour Rule
Transfer Credit
Upper-Division Status
Waiver and Appeals Policies
Writing and Mathematics Requirements (Gordon Rule)
Writing Skills Requirement
ACADEMIC STANDING
Undergraduate
GOOD ACADEMIC STANDING
Students are considered in good academic standing if they are currently enrolled or eligible to re-enroll at UWF.

ACADEMIC PROBATION
The intent of academic probation is to serve notice formally that a student may not be making satisfactory progress. It gives the students further opportunity to demonstrate their ability to meet academic expectations.

Students whose cumulative grade point average (GPA) for University of West Florida course work is below the minimum listed will be placed on academic probation by the student's college. Calculation of the GPA is described in the grading system section of this Catalog.
 
Total UWF GPA hours UWF cumulative GPA
for academic probation
0-15 less than 1.60
16-30 less than 1.80
more than 30 less than 2.00

A department or college may specify additional academic standards and students are responsible for observing these regulations.

Students on probation may apply for a change of major, however, approval is granted by the chairperson of the prospective department. Students should contact the chairperson for guidance.

ACADEMIC SUSPENSION
Normally students are not placed on academic suspension without first being placed on probation for at least one semester.

The decision to suspend a student for academic reasons is made by the college. Notification to the student and the Office of the Registrar is the responsibility of the student's college.

Students under academic suspension may not enroll as a degree-seeking or non-degree student at any UWF campus or center.

Students suspended from UWF who subsequently receive an A.A. degree from a Florida public community/junior college or State university may be readmitted to UWF upon application for readmission, with earned credit accepted in accordance with University policies (see section on A.A. Degree Forgiveness Policy).

REINSTATEMENT
Students placed on academic suspension may request reinstatement after being away from the University one semester. The request for reinstatement must be directed to the college dean suspending the student at least two weeks in advance of the first day of classes of the semester for which reinstatement is requested. In addition, students not attending UWF the previous three semesters must file an application for readmission with the Office of Admissions.

Students reinstated from suspension may apply for a change of major. Approval is granted by the chairperson of the prospective department.

Graduate (Masters and Specialists)
GOOD ACADEMIC STANDING
Students are considered to be in good academic standing if they are currently enrolled and eligible to re-enroll at UWF.

ACADEMIC PROBATION
Graduate students may be placed on probation by the academic department at the completion of the semester during which the cumulative GPA falls below 3.0. A grade of "S" (satisfactory) is not considered in the evaluation of academic standing. Written notification will be mailed by the department to the student.

Graduate students on probation are required to attain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 upon attempting or completing a total of up to 10 additional semester hours of graduate work, following the date which the student was placed on academic probation. Students not achieving this requirement may be suspended from the program. The academic department has the prerogative to continue a student on probation as determined by the student's individual circumstances.

With the approval of the prospective department chairperson and college dean, a student on probation in a graduate program may apply for admission to another graduate program provided requirements for admission to that program are met. Applications must be processed through the Office of Admissions.

ACADEMIC SUSPENSION
Graduate students not achieving a cumulative 3.0 GPA within the period designated may be suspended from the program. Written notification will be mailed by the department to the student.
With the approval of the prospective department chairperson and college dean, a student suspended from a graduate program may apply for admission to another graduate program provided requirements for admission to that program are met. Applications must be processed through the Office of Admissions.

REINSTATEMENT
Students suspended from a graduate program may petition for reinstatement after the lapse of one academic semester during which the students are not enrolled at UWF. Written evidence of eligibility must be submitted to the college dean.

Graduate students on suspension may submit a written appeal to the college dean who may refer the matter to the college Academic Standards Committee. Students not attending UWF the previous three semesters must file an application for readmission with the Office of Admissions.

Doctorate
GOOD ACADEMIC STANDING
Students are considered to be in good academic standing if they are currently enrolled and eligible to re-enroll at UWF.

ACADEMIC PROBATION
A student's degree program GPA must be at least 3.25 (on a 4.0 scale) for all courses taken at UWF. No grades of "C+" in the major courses and no grade of "D" may be counted toward the Doctor of Education degree. A grade of "S" (satisfactory) is not considered in the evaluation of academic standing. Students who do not maintain a 3.25 GPA are placed on academic probation. Specialization areas may have additional requirements regarding acceptable letter grades for major courses that are counted toward the Ed.D. degree.

Graduate students on probation are required to attain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 upon attempting or completing a total of up to 10 additional semester hours of graduate work, following the date which the student was placed on academic probation. Students not achieving this requirement may be suspended from the program. The academic department has the prerogative to continue a student on probation as determined by the student's individual circumstances.

ACADEMIC SUSPENSION
Students who do not achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.25 within the period designated may be suspended from the program. Students should consult the College of Professional Studies Graduate Office for requirements for the Preliminary Examination and continued enrollment in the program.

REINSTATEMENT
Students suspended from a graduate program may petition for reinstatement after one academic semester during which the students are not registered at UWF. Written evidence of eligibility must be submitted to the college dean. Students on suspension may submit a written appeal to the college dean who may refer the matter to the College Academic Standards Committee. Students who are suspended must submit an appeal within the 12 month or three semester period following notification of suspension. Students who do not submit an appeal within the 12 month period must reapply to the program through the Office of Admissions. Readmitted students are responsible for the degree requirements in effect at the time of reapplication.

Non-Degree Students
Non-degree students are subject to the same academic standards and review procedures as students admitted to undergraduate and graduate degree programs (see probation/suspension, based on the level of the courses)