Journalism students, both majors and pre-majors, are subject to suspension if they do not maintain a cumulative university GPA of 2.250 and a cumulative journalism and mass communication GPA of 2.500.
Students whose GPAs fall below either of these levels are normally placed on probation for one semester, during which they have an opportunity to raise their averages to the required levels. Students whose averages continue below the required levels are subject to suspension from the Journalism and Mass Communication Program and will be notified in writing.
Scholastic records will be reviewed as soon as possible after each semester, and students will be informed in writing if they are to be placed on probation or suspension.
The normal period of suspension is two regular semesters (one academic year, excluding summer sessions). The period of suspension will be stated in the suspension notice to the student. A student suspended a second time will be reinstated only on the basis of unusual circumstances, which the student should state in a petition to the assistant dean of JMC.
The Journalism and Mass Communication Program maintains the highest standards of intellectual honesty. Acts of academic dishonesty are referred to the Honor Council. The policies and procedures governing acts of academic dishonesty can be found on the Web at www.colorado.edu/academics/honorcode.
The following shall be the official policy of the Journalism and Mass Communication Program regarding grade appeals.
When a student believes that a grade has been improperly assigned, and discussions between the instructor and the student have not led to any resolution of the problem, then: