Academic Standing

Academic standing is determined by a student’s cumulative G.P.A. beginning with the final grades of the first semester of the first year. No student may graduate from the College in any degree program with a cumulative G.P.A. of less than 2.0. Recognizing that the transition to college is sometimes difficult, the College has established minimum standards for first-year and transfer students in their beginning semester at Le Moyne (see Basis for Academic Standing).

Credit Hours Attempted Toward Degree

This category includes all hours, comprising all transfer hours, W, PF/P and PF/HP, and any hours failed, including F, PF/F and WF, that have been attempted toward the Le Moyne degree. The student may choose to revoke transfer credits being used towards the degree program (please contact the Registrar's office). Only credits attempted at Le Moyne are used in calculating the G.P.A.

Academic Forgiveness

There are two instances in which a student can seek academic forgiveness. If a student returns to Le Moyne after an absence of 10 years, he/she may apply for academic forgiveness. A student should apply for academic forgiveness during the semester in which he or she is re-admitted. This policy allows the aged record to be treated as transfer credit; courses with a grade of C or better count as credit toward graduation and courses with a grade of D or F will not count toward graduation credit. No course counts in the calculation of the new cumulative G.P.A. The previous record will be recorded on the transcript with the old grades, but the student will restart a new G.P.A. A notation explaining the policy will be on the transcript.

A student who has changed majors and has the consent of his/her academic advisor in the new major may petition the dean for academic forgiveness of an entire semester. Students must achieve a minimum 2.5 G.P.A. in the semester before making such a petition. This differs from the policy for aged records in that all courses for the semester will be removed from the G.P.A. and none will count toward graduation.

Retaking Courses

If a student retakes a course already taken at Le Moyne College, all the grades for that course will appear on the transcript, but the course will apply toward the student’s degree program only once.

For each repeated course, up to one failing grade (F, WF or PF/F) for that course will be removed from the calculation of the grade point average, provided that the repeated course was taken at Le Moyne and that it is the same as the original (same course number, same course title).

Satisfactory Academic Standing

A student who has earned a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 or better is in good academic standing.

Academic Warning

A warning occurs when a first-semester, first-year student receives a semester G.P.A. from 1.75 through 1.999. While on warning, a student is required to meet with a representative from the Student Success Center throughout the course of the semester, develop an academic recovery plan, and attend academic success programming. The student may receive other stipulations intended to improve the student’s academic success, such as attending individual tutoring or study groups. Such students should also consult with their advisor about their first semester progress and discuss strategies for raising their grades. Students should also meet with their instructor(s) of courses in which they are struggling. A warning may be issued for one semester only.

Academic Probation

Students on academic probation have two semesters to raise their cumulative G.P.A. to 2.0 or above. While on probation, a student is required to meet regularly with an assigned probation counselor throughout the course of the semester and attend academic success programming. The student may be restricted to a reduced course load, and/or receive other stipulations intended to improve the student’s academic success, such as attending individual tutoring or study groups.

The most efficient way for students to raise their G.P.A. is to retake any courses at Le Moyne in which they earned an “F.” Upon completion of the course, the failing grade will be replaced with the new grade and their cumulative G.P.A. will be adjusted. The original grade of “F” remains on the transcript but is not calculated into the G.P.A. A grade of “F” can only be replaced once. If a student fails a course the second time, the second “F” and the new grade are calculated in the G.P.A.

Academic Disqualification

If a student is academically disqualified (see chart on next page), one fall or spring semester must elapse before that student can apply for readmission to Le Moyne. While readmission is not guaranteed, disqualified students who are successfully readmitted must have earned above average grades at other accredited institutions while they were away from Le Moyne; sought counseling to resolve non-academic issues that were compromising their academic success; and/or resolved any financial, personal or academic support issues impeding academic achievement.

Once semester grades are reported, students who are academically disqualified are informed of their academic standing as well as the procedures for appeal of their disqualification. Disqualification will be enforced unless, in the judgment of the Academic Appeals Committee, there are extenuating circumstances. If a student appeals disqualification and the appeal is successful, then the Assistant Dean for Academic Advising and Support, on behalf of the Appeals Committee, will inform the student of the conditions for resuming studies.

Readmission

An academically disqualified student who wishes to return is required to complete a readmission application available through the Office of Admission. Readmission is not guaranteed to students who were academically disqualified. Readmission and the conditions for such are determined by the Assistant Dean for Academic Advising and Support. All financial obligations must be settled with the Office of the Bursar prior to reactivation. If allowed to return, the student will be on academic probation with conditions outlined.

Academic Dismissal

A student who has been readmitted after academic disqualification and who fails to meet the terms of readmission will be dismissed and not eligible to return.

Basis for Academic Standing

Academic standing is a point-in-time calculation (at the end of each fall and each spring semester) taking into account a student’s grades in the previous semester and his/her cumulative grade point average. Good academic standing is required for students to graduate and maintain most scholarships and financial aid.

First-semester, first-year students

Grades and Average Status
Cumulative G.P.A of 2.0 or aboveGood Academic Standing
Cumulative G.P.A. of 1.75 through 1.999Academic Warning
Receiving three or more failing grades (F, WF, PF/F)Academic Probation
Cumulative G.P.A. below 1.75Academic Probation

First-semester, transfer students

Grades and Average Status
Cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 or aboveGood Academic Standing
Receiving three or more failing grades (F, WF, PF/F)Academic Probation
Cumulative G.P.A. below 2.0Academic Probation

All undergraduate students except first-semester students

Grades and Average Status
Cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 and higherGood Academic Standing
Cumulative G.P.A. average below 2.0Academic Probation
Receiving three or more failing grades (F, WF, PF/F) and a G.P.A. above 2.0Academic Probation
Receiving three or more failing grades (F, WF, PF/F) and a G.P.A. below 2.0Academic Disqualification
After 2 consecutive semesters on probation, student’s cumulative G.P.A. is below 2.0Academic Disqualification

Additional notes concerning academic standing:

  • All charts above and policies refer to both full-time and part-time students; such policies apply regardless of number of credits earned in a given semester. Part-time is defined as enrolled in fewer than 12 credit hours in a given fall or spring semester as recorded immediately following the add/drop deadline.
  • Academic standing is established only during fall and spring semesters. A student’s J-mester, May-mester and summer session earned credits/quality points are factored into the overall G.P.A. following only the next fall or spring semester. 
  • Students approved for a leave of absence will not have the semester(s) on hiatus counted toward the calculation of semesters on probation. 

Graduation Rates

Every year Le Moyne College reports to the New York State Education Department data pertaining to graduation rates for full-time, first-time students. Information for each entering class reflects graduation rates over a standard reporting period of five years. The table below indicates graduation rates for full-time, first-time students.

Year Entered Class of Enrolled 4 years percent 5 years percent
2006201054560.567.6
2007201157762.772.8
2008201254361.470.8
2009201360756.966.3
2010201461757.766.8
2011201563663.872.7
2012201652069.6

Information for each entering class reflects graduation rates over a standard reporting period of five years. The table above indicates graduation rates for five years for the last five classes of students for which information is available. (Data source: New York State Department of Education Form 2.9).