We aim for all students to remain in high academic standing. However, if students aren't meeting the minimum academic standards that Westminster expects, academic probation may occur.
Academic probation is a warning that the student’s academic work does not currently meet the seminary’s satisfactory academic progress (SAP) requirements.
If you are placed on academic probation, you will be required to meet with the dean of students before the beginning of the following semester. Your course load will be reduced; otherwise, you will be withdrawn.
If you’ve completed 24 credit hours and met the SAP requirement, but have not completed 67 percent of your courses, you must meet with the dean of students before the beginning of the following semester and might be placed on academic probation.
If your term GPA is less than 1.96 for 2 consecutive terms, you must meet with the dean of students a second time and you might be administratively withdrawn.
If you are a ThM, PhD or DMin student, you might be placed on academic probation instead of withdrawn, based on the discretion of the appropriate field committee. You may also be placed on academic probation if you are assigned remedial work for a Greek or Hebrew competency exam and have not fulfilled that requirement.
If you have taken Advanced Theological Writing (ATW) courses for 3 terms and have not yet earned a passing grade, you will be placed on probation and given one more semester to earn a passing grade. If the fourth ATW course is not passed, you will be administratively withdrawn.