Academic Progress, Probation, Suspension, and Dismissal
- New full time, first time, first year students must attain a grade point average of 1.5 their first semester at Centenary College.(11/17/2003)
- After their first semester they must maintain a 2.0 “current or cumulative” grade point average during each semester they are enrolled. All other students, including those transfers who are in their first semester at Centenary, must maintain a 2.0 "current or cumulative" grade point average every semester they are enrolled at Centenary. (11/17/2003)
- Students are placed on academic probation if they fail to meet the above requirements. Students on probation must complete an action plan developed by the Director of the Academic Resource Center for Students. Each student's action plan will lay out specific steps that the student will take to improve his/her academic performance and return to good standing. (02/16/2004)
- Suspension is automatic for students who fail to maintain the required grade point average for two consecutive semesters. For students who fail to attend college for a semester or more, the term “consecutive semesters” means the two most recent semesters in which the student was enrolled at Centenary.
- They must maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or higher in all work taken at Centenary.
- Suspension is for a minimum of one regular semester. Students under suspension may not count the summer or module semesters as fulfilling the one regular semester requirement, but suspension applies only to the fall and spring semesters. Students who attend Centenary summer school may remove the suspension or probation if they raise their grade point average above the appropriate level required to remain in good standing.
- Students under suspension many not expect to be admitted to another institution during this semester, nor will any credit undertaken be transferable back to Centenary.
- After this minimum period of suspension the student may apply for readmission to the College. Readmission is not automatic, but if granted, the student is readmitted under academic probation. CA (2003-04), pp. 51-52.
A student who has been suspended and readmitted on academic probation will be automatically dismissed in any semester in which:
- a grade point average is not achieved of 1.8 if less than 60 hours or 2.0 if 60 hours or more have been attempted; or
- nine (9) semester hours are not passed with a grade point average of 2.3 or higher; or
- a 2.3 for the current semester or requirements in (1) are not met if enrolled for fewer than (9) semester hours.
A student who is dismissed may after an interval of three years apply for re-admission, which may or may not be granted, nor will the college entertain petitions from a student who has been dismissed. (10/20/80)
A student who has withdrawn from Centenary and who wishes to return must complete a special application form, which is available in the Office of Admissions. Priority application deadlines are August 1 for the fall semester, December 1 for the spring semester, and June 1 for summer school.
- An interview with an admissions counselor is required.
- All re-admit applicants must submit a letter informing the Committee of his/her activities since leaving the College and why it is their wish to return;
- Applicants must also submit a letter of recommendation from a professor at Centenary who previously taught them.
- Students who are readmitted after leaving for academic reasons must complete an action plan developed by the Director of the Academic Resource Center for Students. Each student's action plan will lay out specific steps that the student will take to improve his/her academic performance and return to good standing. (02/16/2004)