Academic review is ordinarily enforced when students fail to make satisfactory progress towards the M.Div. degree in a given semester. Indicators of unsatisfactory progress may include, but are not limited to, any of the following: failure to reach a minimum term GPA of 2.33; failure to complete attempted courses with satisfactory grades (e.g., one or more courses with a failing, withdraw-failing, or incomplete grade); failure to earn enough credit hours in a given semester. A student can be placed on academic review even if their cumulative GPA is 2.5 or higher.  

Academic review status indicates that while a student may not be at risk for being dismissed from the M.Div. program, problems with academic progress in any semester merit the attention of the associate dean of academic affairs and a student’s faculty adviser.

In consultation with the associate dean of academic affairs, a student on academic review will work with his or her faculty adviser to develop an academic plan, the goal of which will be to remedy problems that created the need for academic review status. Faculty advisers will monitor progress on the academic plan over the course of the semester.