4.8.01 Probation and Dismissal A. All students are required to maintain an average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale to be in good academic standing. 1. Full-time students - a first year day student must obtain a cumulative quality point average of 2.00 or greater by the end of the spring semester of the first year. A student who fails to obtain a 2.00 is automatically dismissed. 2. Part-time evening students - a first year evening student must obtain a cumulative quality point average of 2.00 or greater by the end of the summer term of the first year. A student who fails to obtain a 2.00 is automatically dismissed. 3. Part-time day students - a part-time day student must obtain a cumulative quality point average of 2.00 or greater by the end of the fall semester of the second year. A student who fails to obtain a 2.00 is automatically dismissed. 4. Transfer students - a transfer student must obtain a cumulative quality point average of 2.00 or greater by the end of the first semester of work undertaken at Capital University Law School. A transfer student who fails to obtain a 2.00 for work undertaken at Capital University Law School is automatically dismissed. Only grades obtained at Capital University Law School are calculated in the transfer student's cumulative quality point average. (see 3.2.01(C)). 5. A student with a cumulative quality point average of less than 2.0, but who has not reached the dismissal point described above, is automatically placed on academic probation. 6. Dismissals are based upon the appropriate dismissal point described above and not the number of required courses completed. Dropping or failing to complete a course does not exempt full-or part-time students as described above from dismissal. 7. Upper division students - a student with a cumulative quality point average of less than 2.0 after the dismissal point described above is automatically dismissed. B. All dismissals are effective as of the conclusion of the semester or summer term in which a student failed to attain the required 2.0 cumulative quality point average even if the student does not receive official notice of the dismissal until after the beginning of the next academic term. When a student is dismissed, he or she is automatically withdrawn from the Law School and from all courses in which the student is currently enrolled. For example, if a student is dismissed after fall semester grades are reported, the student will be automatically withdrawn from all spring semester courses. 1. As a courtesy to dismissed students who may and do file petitions for reinstatement, and who are enrolled in fall or spring semester classes, such petitioners are permitted to attend classes pending final resolution of their petitions. Therefore, if the petition ultimately is granted, the reinstatement is made retroactive to the beginning of such fall or spring semester and the dismissed but reinstated student has not been compelled to miss any classes. 2. If a dismissed student is not permitted to file a petition, does not file a petition for reinstatement, or if a dismissed student files a petition that ultimately is denied, the dismissed student will not be permitted to continue to attend classes, no matter how much of the current semester has expired. 3. Dismissed students are ineligible to attend summer school and will not be permitted to transfer academic credit to Capital for off-campus study. If a student receives a letter of dismissal while enrolled in summer school or while pursuing an approved course of study elsewhere, the letter results in immediate withdrawal from the Law School or revocation of permission to take course work elsewhere. The filing of a petition for reinstatement does not toll or waive this rule. Even if a petition for reinstatement is granted, summer course work or course work elsewhere will not be recognized. 4. Any student who is dismissed and withdrawn from the Law School after the next semester or summer term has commenced, and is not reinstated, will be entitled to a full tuition refund as of the end of the previous semester or summer term. The date of withdrawal will be treated as the first day of the semester.
C. Students who are dismissed, have a cumulative quality point average between 1.9 and 2.0, inclusive, and who desire to be reinstated on academic probation must file a petition with the Committee on Admission and Readmission within the period of time stated in their letter of dismissal. The student remains dismissed pending action on the petition for reinstatement. Only if the petition is finally granted is the student removed from the status as a dismissed student.
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