Academic Review

Every academic unit evaluates the academic performance of its graduate students at the close of each term, adhering to the standards of the Graduate School of Management and any additional standards promulgated by the unit.

Graduate students must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.00 in all course work, including prerequisites, foundations, core, elective core, elective courses, whether they apply toward the degree or not. Specific attention is given to those admitted on Probationary Status. Those who do not meet the requirements outlined on their admission letter may be recommended for disenrollment. This is a university requirement and minimum standards for graduate courses and graduate students. Students are responsible for awareness of these standards which are listed in the program section of the Graduate Bulletin.

Students that have below average or unsatisfactory work will be sent official notification from the Graduate School of Management. The results of this review are reported to the Office of the Registrar and noted on student records.

  • Warning level 1: Students that earn a grade below a B in any given enrollment period, but who maintain a 3.00 cumulative grade point average and do not meet warning or probation status, (see below), will be sent a letter from the Graduate School of Management that their performance is below expectations.
  • Warning level 2: Students that earn multiple BCs or Cs in a given term or over their graduate career but have not reached the limits of dismissal, will receive a letter of warning or probation depending on the severity of the situation.
  • Probation: Students whose overall performance has placed continuation in the graduate program in jeopardy may be placed on academic probation.
  • Dismissal: Students that have unsatisfactory work (see definitions below) are subject to dismissal from the graduate program and the Graduate School of Management.

Satisfactory academic work is not, however, determined exclusively by course grades. All degree Graduate School of Management students, including those registered in Continuous Enrollment courses must make substantial and visible progress toward their degrees. This includes successful completion of such program requirements as the master's essay, and comprehensive examination.

All students enrolled in Graduate School of Management courses are subject to the standards stated within the Graduate School of Management including, but not limited to degree, non-degree, exchange students and others taking our courses. All students must maintain professional behavior at all times.

Examples of unsatisfactory work include, but are not limited to: 1) any difficulty maintaining the required 3.00 grade point average, such as a weak first or second term, multiple incompletes, accumulating three Cs (nine hours) or a combination of four BCs and Cs (12 hours), or one grade of F or U; 2) a term without substantial and visible progress toward completion of program requirements, such as essay, comprehensive exam, course work; 3) violation of probation requirements; 4) unprofessional behavior in a class, or professional setting representing Marquette University.

If, in the judgment of the academic unit, a student does not meet the non-academic standards, either a warning letter will be issued by the department to the student, or a recommendation will be made to the dean of the Graduate School of Management that the student be dropped from the graduate program.