In addition to the academic progress standards established in the Alvernia University Graduate Catalog, the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) for Community Leadership program enforces the following academic progress policy:
Students enrolled in the MALS program for Community Leadership must maintain a 3.0 grade point average throughout their program. Students who fall below a 3.0 grade point average after 6 attempted credits, or who receive a grade below a “C” in any course will be placed on Academic Probation. A student who receives more than one grade of “C” or below on their graduate transcript will be Academically Dismissed from the MALS program.
A student who has been Academically Dismissed may use the appeal process, as outlined in the Graduate Catalog, if extenuating circumstances warrant a review of the academic record. Appeal letters should include documentation of the extenuating circumstances and at least one letter of support from the MALS program advisor or an Alvernia instructor. A student who does not appeal or whose appeal has been unsuccessful will no longer be enrolled in the graduate program and will not be entitled to Financial Aid.