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Academic Standing and Cumulative GPA Requirements

Academic standing is based on students’ cumulative grade point averages (GPA) based on all graduate work attempted at Lubbock Christian University. Grade point averages will be computed at the end of each semester. Students have the right to continue their studies at the university as long as they are making satisfactory progress toward a degree and complying with all other university standards. A permanent transcript of each student’s academic work is maintained in the registrar’s office. Students may come in to see their transcripts, view their transcripts on SelfServe, or request copies in writing at any time. 

  • Good Academic Standing: To remain in good academic standing, the student must maintain a cumulative 3.00 GPA and not have more than one grade of “C” on their graduate transcript.
  • Probation: Should the student’s cumulative graduate GPA fall below 3.00 or should they earn a second “C” on their graduate transcript, he/she will be placed on academic probation. A student on academic probation will not be allowed to enroll for more than 6 hours during any term the probation applies. The probationary student is required to achieve a 3.25 cumulative GPA by the time the student has completed the next 9 hours of course work. A course(s) may be repeated to achieve the requisite GPA. If the requisite GPA is attained, the academic probation status will be removed. 
  • Suspension: If the requisite GPA is not attained, the student will be suspended from graduate studies at LCU for the following semester, after which the student may apply for readmission. Additionally, a graduate course in which a student earns an “F” will cause suspension for the following semester. The student may be required to appear before the Graduate Council. A graduate course in which a student has earned a “C” or “F” may be repeated. In such cases, only the higher grade will be used to compute the student’s GPA. Failing grades will provide no credit toward the degree. A 3.00 GPA must be maintained to be eligible for financial assistance.
  • Appeals: Students seeking an appeal must submit a letter to the registrar explaining all extenuating circumstances. This letter will be forwarded to the graduate appeals committee. Note: Students desiring to enroll for classes at another institution must have prior permission. Students desiring to re-enroll at LCU after a second academic suspension must petition in writing the vice president for academic affairs for re-instatement before enrolling in any additional graduate courses at LCU.