Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy and Appeals Process for Financial Aid (pdf)

Satisfactory Academic Progress for Scholarship Students

  • If a scholarship student’s GPA declines over two consecutive semesters but remains above the 3.0 GPA threshold, a consultation with the academic dean and associate dean for student services will be required.
  • If a scholarship student's cumulative GPA at the end of each academic year (August to May) falls in the range from 2.5 to under 3.0, the student will be placed on scholarship probation for the first semester of the next academic year.
  • Students on probation must inform and receive approval from the academic dean regarding courses registered for during the probationary semester; such students will be required to follow the paradigm.
  • The student’s cumulative GPA must be above the 3.0 threshold at the end of the probationary semester; if not, the student forfeits the scholarship. If the cumulative GPA exceeds the 3.0 threshold following the probationary semester, the student retains the scholarship.
  • Only one probationary semester is granted during a student’s tenure at The Divinity School. Consequently, if the cumulative GPA of a scholarship student who has already been on probation falls below 3.0 a second time, the student must forfeit the scholarship.
  • A scholarship student whose cumulative GPA at the end of each academic year (August to May) falls below 2.5 automatically forfeits the scholarship with no probationary period allowed.
  • Academic misconduct (cheating, plagiarism, etc.)