Academic Standing

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.

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 comprehensive fees (includes: tuition and fees, plus any housing and dining) will be prorated 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. Due to student withdrawals from each type of program having different long term implications for both the program and the university, the calculation of charges for withdrawal from High Point University are likewise different.

Further information including the refund proration tables can be found on the Student Accounts’ Graduate Programs page.

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.