The Judith Herb College of Education adheres to all of The University of Toledo policies and procedures. Please refer to the General Section of this catalog for academic policies governing all students enrolled at the University. In any case where University, college, departmental and/or program policies conflict, the most stringent policy applies. Students should consult with their program for a complete list of all policies and procedures specifically related to their program.
GPA Recalculation for Repeated Courses
Student who have retaken a course and earned a higher grade may petition to have the first grade excluded from grade point average. Credit will only be awarded once for repeated courses. If a grade has been deleted that grade will not be used in determining the UT grade point average. However, all grades, including those for repeated courses, will be included in the determination of eligibility for graduation honors, fellowships, or other distinctions awarded on the basis of GPA. No more than a total of 12 semester hours of course work will be deleted. Students who have had their GPAs recomputed under the Academic Forgiveness Policy are not eligible for grade deletions. Specific programs within the college may have more rigorous requirements for grade deletions of major or related courses.
Withdrawal Policy (W Grades)
The number of credit hours of W is limited to 22 hours for all undergraduate students in degree programs in the Judith Herb College of Education. Once a student has accumulated 22 hours of W, further withdrawals will be counted as F’s in computation of the student’s GPA for the purposes of probation or suspension. In addition, students risk the loss of financial aid if they accumulate excessive hours of W.
Academic Probation and Suspension
Students with a cumulative GPA of less than 2.0 are automatically placed on probation until a cumulative GPA of 2.0 is achieved. While on probation, it is recommended students enroll for 12 or fewer credit hours. Students on probation must see an adviser.
Academic suspension means the student is prohibited from registering at The University of Toledo for a period of at least one semester. A student is subject to academic suspension if his or her GPA continues to fall below the minimum of 2.0 or if he or she fails to make sufficient progress toward attainment of the degree by accumulating excess W grades. Students may remove Incompletes while under suspension. Refer to the UT Policy web site for additional information on academic suspension.
Dismissed students are not eligible for readmission to the Judith Herb College of Education. A student may be dismissed for:
- Failing to meet the conditions of readmission after suspension from the Judith Herb College of Education.
- Demonstrating patterns of behavior that are inappropriate for students preparing for educational roles or for failing to meet the morals standard as defined by the state of Ohio.
Regulations for probation, suspension and dismissal apply to both full-time and part-time students. In all matters, the dean’s decision is final.
Refer to the UT Policy web site for further information on Academic Honesty.
Students have the responsibility and right to call to the attention of a professor any course grade believed to be in error. The college grievance procedure must be initiated within 60 days of the posting of the final grade. Academic grievances must follow the procedure described below:
- The student meets with the professor to attempt to resolve the problem.
- If meeting with the professor does not resolve the problem, the student must discuss the problem with the department chair of the faculty member who issued the grade. The chair attempts to resolve the problem, but may not unilaterally change the grade.
- If meeting with the chair does not resolve the issue, the student will forward the appeal in writing to the associate dean of the Judith Herb College of Education. The student must meet with the associate dean to review and discuss the problem, but a decision will not be rendered here.
- If the student wishes to continue the appeal, the written appeal will be submitted to the academic affairs committee.
- The academic affairs committee will appoint an appeals subcommittee that will collect all data related to the appeal, in writing, and will interview the student and/or instructor, if necessary, to make a recommendation to the dean.
- The appeals subcommittee will inform the chair of the college council of the recommendation.
- The dean will make the final decision and will be responsible for informing all appropriate parties.
- If the student wishes to continue the appeal, he/she must forward the appropriate information relative to the problem to the Student Grievance Council. Information on this process may be found in The University of Toledo Student Handbook. Note: If the grievance occurs during the fall or summer semester, a grievance petition must be filed with the chair of the Student Grievance Council no later than the last day of classes in the next semester. If the grievance occurs during the spring semester, the grievance petition must be filed with the chair of the Student Grievance Council no later than the last day of classes in the final summer session.
Students are responsible to complete the following:
- All first-year students must see an adviser each semester; all Judith Herb College of Education students are strongly encouraged to see a faculty or academic adviser at least once a year.
- Readmit students are responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of readmission.
- Students are responsible for fulfilling all degree requirements.
- Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisers as needed for assistance.
- Students must contact the Office of Student Services to schedule an advising appointment.