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Last Revision: January 30, 2024

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 evaluation and checkpoints throughout the curriculum. 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.
  • Doctoral students are expected to abide by the academic and professional conduct standards established in the Student Code of Conduct. Through the conduct process, students who commit conduct violations will receive consequences up to and including suspension and expulsion. 

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