Satisfactory progression toward the graduate degree requires that students meet a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 by the time they have completed 12 graduate hours and maintain this minimum. The cumulative GPA includes graduate work taken as a Non-Degree student. Students who fail to maintain the minimum GPA are placed on Academic Probation and remain in that status until the cumulative GPA is raised to 3.00. Students on probation cannot register for the capstone course or take the comprehensive examinations. A probationary student with a semester GPA less than 3.00 will be suspended for at least one semester before becoming eligible to apply for readmission. Readmission, if granted, will be to probationary status. Failure to attain a semester GPA higher than 3.00 will result in dismissal from the graduate program.