About Morehouse

Academic Progress

Satisfactory Progress
In order to be in good academic standing at Morehouse College, a student must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.00. A student is automatically placed on academic probation at the end of any semester in which his cumulative GPA falls below 2.00. A student will be removed automatically from probation when he raises his cumulative GPA to 2.00 or higher. Students who are on academic probation will not be permitted to enroll in more than 13 semester hours. In addition, no student, while on academic probation, is eligible for active participation in any college organization that officially represents the institution or involves leaving campus or missing classes.

A student on academic probation or maintaining a cumulative GPA less than 2.00 will be separated from the College for up to one year if he fails to make the academic progress toward a degree specified in the table below:

Classification
Number of Credit Hours Earned
Minimum Cumulative GPA to Avoid Separation


Freshman


0-25


1.7

Sophomore

26-57

1.8

Junior

58-88

1.9

Senior

89 and above

2.0




Academic Probation
The regulations of Morehouse College provide that a student is placed on academic probation at the end of any semester in which his cumulative grade-point average falls below 2.0. Students may remove themselves from academic probation by achieving a cumulative 2.0 average. Students who are on academic probation will not be permitted to enroll in more than 13 semester hours. In addition, no student, while on academic probation, is eligible for active participation in any college organization, which officially represents the institution or involves leaving campus or missing classes. Students who remain on probation at the end of the spring semester should consider attending Morehouse Summer School to improve the GPA and remove academic probation.

Academic Separation
A student who is on academic probation will be separated from the College for academic reasons if he fails to satisfy requirements for satisfactory academic progress. A student may be separated from the College for academic reasons for a period of up to one academic year.

Academic Dismissal
A student who has been readmitted to the College after academic separation will be dismissed from Morehouse for academic reasons if he continues to fail to make satisfactory progress toward a degree.

Leaves of Absence
Students may take leaves of absence from Morehouse College: (1) to participate in approved study away programs, or (2) for personal reasons.

Study Leave
Students who are approved by the College to study away (concurrent enrollment) at other institutions in the United States or abroad should, upon notification of acceptance by the other institution, file appropriate study forms with the Office of the Registrar. The students should indicate the duration of study and expected semester of return. If the program of study is approved in advance, credit will normally be granted for courses graded C or better. Without approval in advance, there is no guarantee that credit will be awarded.

Personal Leave
Students who are in good academic standing may be approved by the College to take a personal leave for purpose of work or other non-academic experiences. Work activities may be explored through the Office of Career Placement.

Re-entry Following Leave
Students who plan to return from leave must formally notify the director of admissions and the registrar no later than July 1 for the fall semester, and December 1 for the spring semester. Notification is necessary to help the College project enrollment and space needs. The burden is on the student to make the notification, to make necessary arrangements with the Office of Business and Finance, and to forward housing requests to the director of housing.