Students may be academically dismissed from their graduate degree program for a variety of reasons.  Once processed, the student’s status will be changed from Graduate Degree Seeking to Non-Degree Seeking. A change to Non-Degree Seeking status could adversely impact financial aid.  Dismissal cannot be retroactive.  The effective date will be entered into the student’s record by the USF System Office of the Registrar as the First Business Day after the end of the Semester, except in cases of academic dismissal due to academic dishonesty or disruption of academic process.  Some of the reasons for academic dismissal include:

  • Failure to successfully satisfy requirements to meet Conditional Admission by the deadline established by the program.
  • Receiving an “FF” grade
  • Failure to maintain “good standing”
  • Failure to make satisfactory progress

To be readmitted, the student will need to reapply for admission, meeting the admission criteria in place at the time.  Graduate students who are assigned an “FF” grade will be academically dismissed from the University and will not be eligible to apply to a graduate program at any USF System Institution.