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Academic Regulations

Guidelines to make sure you succeed in the program.

The following regulations are specific to General Studies Learning Community students only.

Academic Dismissal
Students may be dismissed from the General Studies Learning Community and from Adelphi University under the following circumstances:

After one semester—if the student earns less than a GPA of 2.0 and the faculty, administration, tutors, and counselors believe that the student does not have a reasonable chance of achieving academic success at the University.

After two semesters—if the student has less than a 2.0 cumulative GPA, the student may be dismissed from the General Studies Learning Community and from Adelphi University.

Academic Probation
General Studies Learning Community students may be placed on academic probation at the conclusion of the fall semester if they earn less than a GPA of 2.0. Students placed on probation will sign and adhere to a General Studies  Learning Community Academic Probation Contract, which specifies the nature and dura­tion of contact time with their tutors and coun­selors during the spring semester.

Course Load
All General Studies Learning Community students are required to register as full-time students, taking a maximum of 13 credits per semester.

Cocurricular Activities
Due to the academic rigor of the program, General Studies Learning Community students are encouraged to place schoolwork at the forefront of their priorities, and therefore are prohibited from joining intercollegiate athletic teams during their first year and from pledging for fraternities and soror­ities during their first semester in the program. To pledge during the second semester, students must be in good academic standing and have a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Students can receive a grade of I (Incomplete) only with the written permission of the Associate Dean. The Incomplete must be resolved within four weeks of the end of the semester in which the grade of I was given. After this time, the I will become a grade of F.

Pass/Fail Option
No Pass/Fail grades are permitted in the General Studies Learning Community.


For further information, please contact:

Office of University Admissions
p – 800.ADELPHI
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