All students who receive a Faculty Action are strongly encouraged to meet with an undergraduate programs advisor in the Student & Faculty Services Office regarding their situation and their options. However, we have included the regulations below.

All Students Faculty Actions

  • Repeat Year

    First Faculty Action (Did not fail 50% of courses attempted)

    A student who attempts a minimum of 18 credit units with a yearly average below 60% (calculated on classes taken between May - April) who does not fail 50% or more of the courses attempted in an academic year and who has no previous faculty actions on their record will be assigned a Repeat Year (RY) faculty action and will lose credit for classes taken in that year with a grade between 50-59%. A student in this situation will be able to continue in the Edwards School of Business the following year, but will need to repeat any classes in which they have lost credit for (identified with an "N" on the transcript, indicating no credit).

    A student may attend Spring/Summer Session to raise their average and clear their faculty action. The student must repeat or substitute (with permission) the course(s) in which a grade of less than 60% was earned and raise the weighted average to 62%. For purposes of the average calculation, the grade(s) obtained at Spring/Summer Session will be substituted for the original grade(s). If the 62% average is obtained, the faculty action will be removed and credit will be restored for the grades between 50-59% that were not repeated during Spring/Summer session. If the 62% average is not obtained, the faculty action stands. Students will then have to repeat courses between 50-59% in the next academic year.

    If a student with a faculty action attempts to clear the action by repeating courses at Spring/Summer Session and is not successful in removing the action, the grades in those courses will be included in the subsequent academic year's average.

    Any student planning to repeat classes in an attempt to clear a Faculty Action is advised to meet with an undergraduate programs advisor in the Student & Faculty Services Office regarding their situation and their options.

  • Required to Discontinue

    First Faculty Action (failed 50% of courses attempted)

    A student who attempts a minimum of 18 credit units, has not had a previous faculty action and who fails 50% or more of the courses attempted in an academic year (calculated on classes taken between May - April) will be assigned a Requirement to Discontinue (RTD) faculty action and will lose credit for all courses in which a grade of 50-59% was earned in that year. The first RTD action means that the student will not be allowed to continue in the Edwards School of Business for at least one academic year. These students do NOT have an opportunity to attend Spring/Summer session in an attempt to clear their faculty action. Consult the Re-Admission Standards for information on how to apply back to Edwards after receiving an RTD faculty action as an upper year student.

    Two or More Faculty Actions

    A student who attempts a minimum of 18 credit units with a yearly average below 60% (calculated on classes taken between May - April) who has received a previous RY or RTD faculty action will be assigned a Requirement to Discontinue (RTD) faculty action and will lose credit for all courses in which a grade of 50-59% was earned in that year. Receiving a second faculty action means that the student will not be allowed to continue in the Edwards School of Business for at least two academic years following their most recent action. These students do NOT have an opportunity to attend Spring/Summer session in an attempt to clear their faculty action. Consult the Re-Admission Standards for information on how to apply back to Edwards after receiving an RTD faculty action as an upper year student.

    Students who have been Required to Discontinue and are unable to clear their faculty action should review the Supports and Services available to RTD students as well as the Edwards Re-Admission Standards information.

Warnings for Part-time Students

  • Partial Warning

    A part-time student who attempts less than 18 credit units in an academic year (calculated on classes taken between May - April) will be assigned a Partial Warning if their yearly average falls below 60%. The Edwards School of Business believes that all students should have an adequate opportunity to prove their academic abilities. Therefore, no official faculty action is assigned, but a letter is sent to these students indicating that their average is below the minimum standard and that the grades will carry forward. When a student has attempted 18 credit units or more, an average will be calculated at the end of that academic year that includes all grades retroactive to the year in which the partial warning was assigned. An appropriate action will be taken (see above) if the calculated average is below the minimum standard of 60%.