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Academic Standards for Graduate Students
Students in all degree and non-degree graduate programs must earn a grade of B or better in all required classes and field experiences. Students in the Ed.S. degree programs or the Ph.D. degree programs must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. Students may repeat a class only once in order to increase the grade earned in that class and no student may repeat more than two classes in his/her program of study with Mercer. A student may not repeat an equivalent class at another college in order to replace a grade earned at Mercer.
If a graduate student’s cumulative graduate GPA with Mercer falls below 3.0 (3.5 for Ed.S. or Ph.D. candidates), the student will be placed on academic probation until he/she raises the GPA to the minimum requirement. A student who is on academic probation is limited to one graduate class per semester. Special permission from an associate dean and the appropriate chair is required for a student on probation to enroll in more than one class per semester. If a student continues on academic probation for two semesters, his/her case will be reviewed by the associate dean, the chair, and faculty and the student may be subject to academic dismissal.