Statement of Policy
In keeping with Excelsior College’s mission to provide educational opportunities to adult learners, the College believes it is important to support students as they proceed with their education. Because the College is committed to student success, and to academic quality, this policy addresses needs of students who receive multiple F-grades by setting limits on the number of Fs that they may receive.
School of Liberal Arts, School of Public Service, School of Health Sciences, School of Business and Technology
Graduate students are limited to 2 F-grades that have not been replaced by an equivalent course. Upon receipt for the third F, the student will be academically dismissed from the program and administratively withdrawn from the College.
Graduate students who have not yet earned more than 2 F-grades may elect to repeat the courses in which a grade of F has been earned (no more than 2). If students elect this option and are successful in repeating the courses for a passing grade, the grades are replaced when calculating how many F grades have been earned. Students who repeat the courses and fail again will be subject to academic dismissal and administrative withdrawal. If students are successful in replacing the 2 F grades, but subsequently earn more than 2 more F-grades, they will be subject to academic dismissal and administrative withdrawal from the College.
School of Nursing
Graduate students are limited to 2 F-grades. Upon receipt for the third F, the student will be academically dismissed from the program and administratively withdrawn from the College.
After reaching the limit on F grades
Students receiving more than two F grades (that have not been replaced if allowed) in Excelsior College courses will be academically dismissed and administratively withdrawn from the College. The student’s academic file will be annotated to reflect this action and the file will be flagged to block future enrollment, except through appeal, and all advising and evaluation services previously available to the student will be terminated.