Attending Roberts Wesleyan College is a privilege which may be withdrawn if a student demonstrates substantial disharmony with the traditions and regulations of the college. The college reserves the right to give any student an academic warning or to place a student on academic probation if it is deemed an appropriate action by the Academic Guidance and Support Committee. If a student has been placed on warning or probation, a statement to this effect will appear on the transcript.
Federal and State financial aid is also dependent on maintaining at least a 2.00 cumulative grade point average, GPA.
Any student whose grade point average is less than 2.00 at the end of a grading period is warned that improvement must take place. A student may also be warned at other times of any situation prejudicial to his or her progress or continued registration. A student placed on a warning may be placed under certain restrictions or recommendations. The student's academic performance will be reviewed by the Academic Guidance and Support Committee, AGSC, at the end of the next semester.
The restrictions for each warning are as follows:
- A limited load of 15 credit hours per semester. Registering for more than 15 hours must first be approved by the Registrar.
- Although not required, the Learning Center can be a useful tool for improvement.
- A student is in jeopardy of being placed on academic probation if no improvement in GPA (semester & cumulative) is achieved.
A student may be placed on academic probation at any time when, in the opinion of the Academic Guidance and Support Committee, the student has seriously endangered the chances of remaining in the college. A student is automatically placed on academic probation when he/she has not achieved a minimum term GPA of 1.0 (not including freshman), and/or cumulative minimum GPA of 1.5 for freshman, 1.75 for sophomores, 2.0 for Juniors and Seniors. The student's academic performance will be reviewed by the Academic Guidance and Support Committee, AGSC, at the end of the next semester. Typically students are given two semesters to improve their academic standing.
The restrictions for probation are as follows:
- No unexcused class absences. Attendance will be monitored.
- A limited load to 12 credit hours per semester. Thirteen or fourteen hours are approved when the only alternative is to drop to part-time (less than 12 hours).
- Visiting the Learning Center for help is required. The student should report there within the first 5 days of the semester. The extent to which Learning Center is used will be reported to the committee.
- A student is in jeopardy of being suspended from attending the college if no improvement in GPA (semester & cumulative) is achieved.
A student may be placed on academic suspension if after review the Academic Guidance and Support Committee finds that there has been no progress to improve the student's GPA (semester & cumulative). The suspension requires that the student take one semester away from attending RWC. If after the semester away the student would like to return to the college, he/she must apply for re-admission through the Office of Admissions.
Dismissal from the college for academic reason occurs when a student has failed to respond to previous academic warnings. A student whose suspension from the college is effective through the end of a semester receives grade(s) of W.