Unless program-specific accreditation requirements stipulate otherwise, academic standing is defined in the following ways:
• Academic Good Standing. A student is in academic good standing when he or she earns acceptable grades (i.e., A, A-, B+, B, B- and CR) in completed graduate courses, and maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all graduate coursework.
• Academic Warning. A student is in academic warning if he or she earns one grade of C+, C or C-, or if the cumulative GPA falls below 3.0.
• All grades earned in Master’s and Doctoral graduate courses are considered in the determination of academic dismissal. Only degree-seeking students are eligible to appeal academic dismissal.
Unless program-specific accreditation requirements stipulate otherwise, a graduate student will be dismissed from High Point University under the following circumstances:
• A grade of C is received in two graduate courses;
• A grade of F is received in one graduate course;
• A comprehensive examination is failed on the second attempt;
• An oral thesis defense is failed on the second attempt;
• The minimal cumulative GPA of 3.0 is not achieved for the number of credit hours required for the degree.
When a student registers, it is for the full term or semester. Therefore, if the student withdraws from the University during the period, for whatever reason, the tuition and fees* will be charged according to a schedule determined by the enrollment restriction status of the student’s graduate program. A program’s enrollment restriction status is usually determined by accreditation requirements and refers to the total number of students that can matriculate into a program in any given academic
term. Enrollment restricted programs have a limit to the number of students that can enroll in a given academic term. Enrollment unrestricted programs, on the other hand, can enroll as many students as can be accommodated by available resources. Because student withdrawals from each type of program have different long-term implications for both the program and the university, the charges for withdrawal from High Point University are likewise different.
If a student is utilizing High Point University room and board, refunds, if any, are governed by housing and meal plan agreements
and institutional polices.
The following table indicates the amount students in enrollment restricted and enrollment unrestricted programs will be charged upon official withdrawal from the fall or spring semester. It does not indicate how much a student will be refunded. Refunds are dependent on the total amount of out-of-pocket payments received and the amount of financial aid a student is eligible to keep based on the official withdrawal date.
|Program Type||Days||Student Will Be Charged|
|Enrollment Unrestricted Programs||Within the first 7 Days of the Semester||0%|
|After the 7th Day of the Semester||100%|
* The non-refundable deposit to hold a student’s slot in the class, originally credited to tuition, will not be included in the refund calculation. Any refund is contingent on a student officially withdrawing from the university. To officially withdraw from the university, a student must complete a withdrawal form. This form can be obtained from the Office of Graduate Operations on the first floor of Norcross Graduate School. Students wishing to withdraw should also consult with the Office of Student Financial Planning to determine if stipulations associated with financial aid or loans will lead to changes in the financial statement.
Graduate students may voluntarily withdraw from High Point University by completing the withdrawal form, which is available in the Office of Graduate Operations. A grade of “W” will be assigned to each course in which there is enrollment when withdrawal occurs during the term, if completed within the dates listed in the graduate calendar.