If students’ pace of academic progress is not reflective of good academic standing (as detailed in Academic Standing and Satisfactory Progress), students are placed on academic probation. Students who are on academic probation for any reason has one term in which to return to satisfactory academic standing; failure to do so results in a program dismissal from Relay.
If placed on probation, students are required to have initial meetings with their faculty advisor(s) in order to develop a written plan for returning to good academic standing. The plan must be reviewed by students and their faculty advisor and filed with the campus Dean’s Office at the beginning of the term.
While all students are expected to attend every class and participate in substantive academic activity, complete all assessments in a timely manner, and attend initial and follow-up meetings with faculty members, it is especially important for students on probation to meet these expectations and return to good academic standing. The campus Dean’s Office or faculty advisor(s) may notify the principals (or appropriate school or program leaders) if students on probation have not made adequate progress by the midpoint of their probationary term.
Students whose academic progress falls below the probation benchmark for a second consecutive term despite their enrollment (as outlined in Academic Standing and Satisfactory Progress) will face a program dismissal. Once dismissed, students can appeal the dismissal by contacting the campus dean. The campus dean will review all appeals with at least one other faculty member, and then the dean of student affairs and vice provost of campus affairs. The decision from the vice provost of campus affairs and dean of student affairs is final. If the appeal is unsuccessful, program dismissal procedures will continue, and students will be dismissed.
Students who are administratively withdrawn from Relay or who were dismissed are not eligible to reenroll in Relay in most circumstances.