First-Time Academic Probation
A student is granted first-time academic probation following the first semester the cumulative grade point average (GPA) drops below 2.00.
Continued Academic Probation
A student granted first-time probation status who does not raise his or her cumulative GPA to 2.00 or above by the end of his or her first-time probationary semester may be placed on continued academic probation. (Note: A student whose cumulative GPA remains below 2.00 at the end of this second consecutive probationary semester will be academically dismissed from the University.)
Probation, Third Time
Special academic probation status may be granted to a student who has multiple probationary semesters, more than 15 deficit points, or has been reinstated after academic dismissal.
A student is considered to be in good academic standing if he or she is not under academic suspension and has not been required to withdraw from the University. The University's minimum grade point average for good academic standing is 2.00.
If a student's cumulative grade point average (GPA) earned at Saint Louis University falls below 2.00, that student is not eligible for further registration unless probationary status is granted by his or her academic dean. Although the University's minimum grade point average is 2.00, some individual programs, schools, or colleges may require higher minimum grade point averages. A student may remain on University probation for no more than two consecutive semesters.
For more information, see the academic standing section of Saint Louis University Undergraduate Catalog.
The Saint Louis University undergraduate catalog's section on academic standing states that a student will be dismissed from the University under the following conditions:
A single course may not fulfill more than one College of Arts and Sciences core requirement. Exceptions are diversity in the U.S. and global citizenship courses, which may do "double duty" by satisfying another core, major, minor or certificate requirement.
Students seeking a substitution for coursework in the College of Arts and Sciences core due to functional impact of disability must be registered with Disability Services. Once you have registered with Disability Services, the following process must be followed:
Substitutions may be granted for the foreign language and math core components. Other elements of the core have no viable substitutions that allow for core learning objectives to be fulfilled.
Courses listed under the intensive English program do not count toward graduation requirements. Course numbers EAP 1500, EAP 1900 and EAP 2850 count toward graduation requirements as equivalents to Department of English courses. In addition to those courses, six credits from EAP/MLNG courses at the 1000 level or higher may count toward graduation requirements.
You can prove foreign language proficiency with approved scores on one of the following exams:
The minimum equivalent score on any test/evaluation (e.g., TOEFL, IELTS, etc.) used to evidence English language proficiency for University admission can also be used to prove language proficiency for an international student with citizenship from countries in which English is not the primary language.
Students at Saint Louis University can prove foreign language proficiency through the following methods:
1. An approved score on a proficiency test taken at SLU in languages the University
i. The proficiency test must be taken prior to taking a college-level course in the language of the test.
ii. A proficiency test may only be taken once per language.
2. An approved score on an Advanced Placement (AP) exam.
3. An approved score on an International Baccalaureate (IB) exam.
4.An approved score on an American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) test at approved score. The ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview, or OPI, is required.
5. An approved score on the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR) assessment.
6. The minimum equivalent score on any test/evaluation (e.g., TOEFL, IELTS, etc.) used to evidence English language proficiency for University admission. This option is only available to international students with citizenship from countries in which English is not the primary language.
The following procedures are available only for review of alleged capricious
grading, and not for review of the judgment of an instructor in assessing the
quality of a student's work. Students may appeal a grade only for one or more
of the following reasons:
1. Miscalculation of grade.
2. The assignment of a grade to a particular undergraduate student on some
basis other than performance in the course.
3. The assignment of a grade to a particular undergraduate student by
more exacting or demanding standards than were applied to other equivalent
undergraduate students in that section.
4. The grade assigned results from different standards than the criteria for
performance and evaluation outlined in the course syllabus.
The Right of Fair and Equal Evaluation of Students
The assessment of the quality of a student's academic performance is one of
the major professional responsibilities of university faculty members and is solely
and properly their responsibility. It is essential for the standards of the academic
program at Saint Louis University and the integrity of the degrees conferred by
this University that the professional judgments of faculty members not be subject
to pressures or other interference from any source.
It is necessary, however, that any semester grade be based on evidence of the
student's performance in a course, that the student have access to the evidence,
that the instructor be willing to explain the basis upon which the grade was
determined, and that a grade be determined in accordance with announced
Students must initiate a grade appeal within 90 days of date that the course grade was posted.
The grade appeal process must be resolved within one calendar year of the initiation of the appeal.
1.The student shall confer with the instructor (in person or in writing),
informing the instructor of questions concerning the grade and seeking to
understand fully the grounds and procedures the instructor has used in
determining the grade. The aim of such a conference is to reach mutual
understanding about the grade, the process by which it was assigned, and
to correct errors, if any, in the grade.
2. If after consultation with the instructor the student believes that a grade
is capricious, the student will confer with the Chair of the Department in
which the course was offered. The Chair will consult with the instructor and
the student separately or together in an attempt to reach a resolution of the
3. If the matter remains unresolved, the student will submit a written appeal
request with supporting evidence (if relevant) to the Chair. The Chair will
convene an intra-departmental grade appeal committee consisting of the
Chair and two faculty members. The student's written appeal request will be
considered and the instructor will also respond to the student's petition in writing.
The grade appeal committee will interview both the instructor and the student;
and subsequently, the committee will recommend either that the grade was not
assigned capriciously and shall stand or that the grade may have been assigned
capriciously and the matter merits further consideration. The recommendation
of the departmental grade appeal committee will be communicated to the student,
the instructor, and the Dean by the Departmental Chair.
4. If the matter has not been resolved to the satisfaction of the student and the
instructor, either may petition the Dean to convene an ad hoc grade appeal
subcommittee to consist of two faculty members of the College of Arts and
Sciences from outside of the instructor's department and the Dean or his/her
This subcommittee shall recommend to the Dean either that the grade should
stand, or that it should be changed; and shall notify both the student and the
instructor of its recommendation. The Dean shall then render a decision and
notify all parties of his or her action *.
* a written record should be kept at all stages of the appeals process
Protection of the Instructor's Rights
The decision of a grade appeal subcommittee will neither be used as a
cause for any disciplinary action nor dismissal of a tenured faculty member
or a non-tenured faculty member before the expiration of a contract period.
Nor shall a decision, by itself, be a basis for any other disciplinary action. Any
disciplinary actions shall be in accordance with regular University procedures.
All evidence considered by a grade appeal subcommittee shall be made available
to any body which may be considering disciplinary action concerning an instructor
whose grading has been found by a grade appeal subcommittee to be capricious.
That body shall make an independent determination based upon its own consideration
of all evidence, irrespective of the findings of the grade appeal subcommittee.
October 10, 2017
(Graduate and Undergraduate)
In order to ensure the quality of the student learning experience and compliance with accreditation and Department of Labor requirements, students (graduate and undergraduate) must accomplish the following in order to be registered for an Internship in the College of Arts and Sciences:
1. Work with academic department/program to identify an internship site.
2. Complete the College of Arts and Sciences Learning Contract with site sponsor and faculty sponsor.
3. Complete one of the following:
4. Submit your completed contract and acknowledgment/release to the College of Arts and Sciences Academic Advising Office in Verhaegen, Room 218 at least two weeks prior to start of term (not later than the end of drop/add period for term).
Once your contract and acknowledgment/release are verified by the dean's office,
you will be enrolled by the registrar in your internship course.
Students may not pursue a major and minor/certificate or minor and certificate within the same academic discipline without departmental permission.
Students dismissed from the University may petition for reinstatement by submitting
the Petition for Reinstatement form.
Students may be reinstated with specific conditions for continued enrollment. Failure to meet the conditions specified may result in cancellation of registration and academic dismissal.
Students in the College of Arts and Sciences who are granted academic probation status
are required to meet with their assigned academic adviser during the entire probationary
period and to earn grades that improve their cumulative grade point average.
Failure of student to attend required meetings or fulfill the terms of the probation contract established with their academic adviser will negatively impact consideration for continued enrollment. Failure to meet the conditions established may result in a registration hold, registration cancellation, and/or academic dismissal.
At Saint Louis University:
A student may enroll in no more than 2 courses/8 credit hours in any single term. Enrollment in terms which overlap has a total load limit of 2
courses/8 credit hours.
Students on Academic Probation may enroll in no more than 1 course/4 credit hours in any single term. Enrollment in terms which overlap
has a total load limit of 1 course/4 credit hours.
[Exception: labs which accompany lecture courses do not count toward the course limit.]
Approval required for off-campus enrollment in coursework at other universities/colleges. There is a 12 credit hour limit for off-campus
Coursework taken more than 10 years ago may require review in order to determine if the course will be accepted for transfer or used as a prerequisite.
A student may - at the College's discretion - be required to complete proficiency exams, take additional courses, or repeat selected courses. This policy may also apply to coursework less than 10 years old for disciplines in which the University has determined the body of knowledge or its interpretation have undergone significant change.