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Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Academic Policies

Grade Requirements

All Health Systems Management required courses must be successfully completed with a grade of “C minus” or better. If a student fails to achieve a “C minus” grade, the course must be retaken. A course can only be repeated once.

Academic Probation

Any student whose Cumulative GPA falls below 2.5 will be placed on academic probation. Students are allowed no more than 2 semesters on academic probation. Initial Probation Period. At the end of the first probationary semester the student must achieve a Term GPA of 2.5 or better. Failure to achieve a Term GPA of 2.5 or better at the end of the first probationary semester will result in dismissal from the Health Systems Management Program and the School of Nursing. Any student who achieves a Term GPA of 2.5 or better at the end of their initial probationary semester, while not yet achieving a Cumulative GPA of 2.5 will be continued on probation for one more semester. A student will be allowed this one additional semester to return to good standing, defined as achieving a Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better.

Dismissal for Poor Scholarship

Per above, any student who fails to achieve a Term GPA of 2.5 or better for the initial probationary semester will be dismissed for poor scholarship from the Health Systems Management Program and the School of Nursing. Per above, any student who fails to achieve a Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better after two probationary semesters will be dismissed for poor scholarship from the Health Systems Management Program and the School of Nursing. Any student who does not achieve a “C minus” or better in 2 or more required Health Systems Management courses will be dismissed for poor scholarship from the Health Systems Management Program and the School of Nursing. Any student who fails to achieve a “C minus” or better in the same required course twice, will be dismissed for poor scholarship from the Health Systems Management Program and the School of Nursing. Students who maintain a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.0 may be academically eligible to submit an application for transfer to another school/college within the university.

Failure to Progress Probation

Any student who fails to show timely progression toward completion of his/her degree requirements per his/her program plan, may at the discretion of his or her dean, be placed on probation. A contract defining the terms under which the student can remove him/herself from probation must be completed by the end of the second week of classes in the next semester.

Appeal to Register for Over 18 Hours

A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is required for enrolling in over 18 hours. Students need to submit an Appeal to Register for Over 18 Hours form to the Director of the Health Systems Management program.

Loyola

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Undergraduate Programs: 1032 West Sheridan Road, BVM Hall, 8th Floor, Room 800, Chicago, IL 60660 · 773.508.3249

Graduate Programs: Medical Center Campus · 2160 South First Avenue, Building 125-4500, Maywood, IL 60153 · 708.216.9101

Health Sciences Division: Loyola University Chicago, 2160 S. First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153 · http://www.LUC.edu/hsd

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