Every academic unit evaluates the academic performance of its graduate students at
the close of each term, adhering to the standards of the Graduate School of Management
and any additional standards promulgated by the unit.
Graduate students must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.000 in all course
work, including prerequisites, foundations, core, elective core, elective courses,
whether they apply toward the degree or not. Specific attention is given to those
admitted on Probationary Status. Those who do not meet the requirements outlined on
their admission letter may be recommended for disenrollment. This is a university
requirement and minimum standard for graduate courses and graduate students. Students
are responsible for awareness of these standards, which are listed in the program
section of the Graduate School of Management bulletin.
Students that have below average or unsatisfactory work will be sent official notification
to their Marquette email account from the Graduate School of Management. Marquette
University email is considered an official form of communication. The results of this
review are reported to the Office of the Registrar and noted on student records.
Satisfactory academic work is not, however, determined exclusively by course grades.
All Graduate School of Management degree students, including those registered for
Continuation courses must make substantial and visible progress toward their degrees.
This includes successful completion of such program requirements as the master’s professional
project and comprehensive examination.
All students enrolled in Graduate School of Management courses are subject to the
standards stated within the Graduate School of Management including, but not limited
to degree, non-degree, exchange students and others taking our courses. All students
must maintain professional behavior at all times.
Examples of unsatisfactory work include, but are not limited to: 1) any difficulty
maintaining the required 3.000 grade point average, such as a weak first or second
term, multiple incompletes, accumulating three grades of C (nine hours) or a combination
of four grades of B- and/or C (12 hours), or one grade of F, WF, U or UNC; 2) a term
without substantial and visible progress toward completion of program requirements,
such as professional project, comprehensive exam, course work; 3) violation of probation
requirements; 4) unprofessional behavior in a class, or professional setting representing
If, in the judgment of the academic unit, a student does not meet the non-academic
standards, either a warning letter is issued by the department to the student, or
a recommendation is made to the dean of the Graduate School of Management that the
student be dropped from the graduate program.
Academic Review communication is directed to your Marquette email.