To remain in good academic standing, students have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 for all course work. Grades which represent successful completion are A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, CR (Credit), P (Pass), or SA (Satisfactory). Grades which do not represent successful completion are I (Incomplete), H (Hold), F (Fail), NS (Not Satisfactory), and NC (No Credit).
In some programs, especially doctoral programs, higher standards for good academic standing in the program may apply. These higher standards are detailed in the appropriate student handbooks, and take precedence over the above standards.
In the event that a student fails to meet the above standards for good academic standing, he or she will be placed on academic probation. Students whose cumulative grade point average falls below 2.00 may be subject to academic dismissal. If a student receiving veteran's benefits fails to meet the above standards within two consecutive terms of enrollment after being placed on probation, he or she will not be eligible for benefits until they have regained good academic standing.
Students may request exceptions to this policy, as noted above, by presenting a written description of their extenuating circumstances and their plan for establishment of good academic standing to the appropriate academic affairs committee of their school or program for consideration. The student will be advised in writing of the decision after review by the committee.
Satisfactory Academic Progress and Seminary Financial Aid
Students must meet Fuller Seminary's minimum standards for satisfactory academic progress in order to qualify for seminary financial aid.
Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (FASAP). Federal regulations require the Office of Financial Aid to measure the academic progress of federal student loan recipients and federal work-study recipients on a quarterly basis. The definition of satisfactory academic progress for this purpose more detailed than the seminary's policy. Details are available on the seminary's website at http://www.fuller.edu/admissions/financial-aid/additional-resources.aspx.