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Academic Status

Doctoral - Academic Status

Changes in academic status occur when:

  • you are placed on academic probation, or
  • you are dismissed from the program.

You will have an annual review of your progress through program milestones, including a first year annual evaluation and portfolio defense. These reviews will ensure that you are on track for program milestones and meeting program expectations. 

  • Academic Probation: You must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average to remain in good academic standing. If your GPA falls below 3.0, the academic probation policy will be in effect.
  • Dismissal: You may be dismissed for academic or conduct reasons
  • When your actions are judged to be detrimental to the interests of the University community by the Doctoral Student Success Committee using established procedures, you may be dismissed. The University, through its various faculties or appropriate committees, reserves the discretionary right to suspend or dismiss any student from the University for failure to maintain an acceptable academic record, acceptable interpersonal interactions with the APUS community, or acceptable standards of academic conduct, such as academic integrity violations.

Appeal procedures in all instances of grievance are handled according to APUS Appeal Policy.

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