Retention

25. Academic standing and Retention:

  1. Each student admitted to OT/M program must maintain Good Academic Standing. Good academic standing is defined as having a Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.
  2. Calculation of Cumulative GPA will be as follows:
    1. Only courses taken at Georgia State University in the OT/M curriculum are used to compute a student’s Cumulative GPA.
    2. Courses graded with Pass/Fail will not be used in computing GPA.
    3. All grades for courses attempted in the OT/M program will be used in computing the Cumulative GPA for purposes of determining academic standing.
  3. If Semester GPA falls below 3.0, regardless of course load, the student is placed on scholastic warning. A letter stating this will be sent from the College Director of Academic Assistance and the Department Chair.  Upon completion of subsequent semesters of relevant graduate course work, performance of the student on warning is evaluated in one of the following ways:
    1. If Semester GPA is at least 3.0 and Cumulative GPA is at least 3.0, the student returns to good academic standing.
    2. If Semester GPA is less than 3.0 but Cumulative GPA is at less than 3.0, student is terminated from the program.
    3. If Semester GPA is less than 3.0 but Cumulative GPA is at least 3.0, student may continue to enroll, but will continue to be on scholastic warning until Semester GPA of at least 3.0 is achieved (at which time he/she will be returned to good standing) or until subsequent Semester GPAs bring Cumulative GPA to less than 3.0 (at which time he/she is terminated from the program).
    4. If Semester GPA is at least 3.0, but Cumulative GPA is less than 3.0, student is on scholastic probation. The student may continue to enroll on probation, provided the Semester GPAs are at least 3.0, until Cumulative GPA is brought back to at least 3.0. At this time the student will return to good standing. If any Semester GPA is less than 3.0 before Cumulative GPA is brought back to at least 3.0, the student is terminated from the program.
  4. A student may only be on warning twice. A third scholastic warning will result in termination from the program.
  5. A student will be placed on scholastic warning for failure of the competency exam regardless of GPA.
  6. After termination from the program for academic coursework reasons, the student may reapply for admission through the Department of Occupational Therapy. The program may choose not to admit, or to admit with conditions.
  7. No course in which a grade of B (3.0) or greater has been earned may be repeated for credit.
  8. If a student is terminated from the program a second time, he or she may not apply for readmission to the OT/M program.