A minimum grade-point average of 3.0 must be maintained and is required for award of a graduate degree. All graduate courses and undergraduate courses taken for graduate credit after matriculation as a degree candidate (except those audited or taken for the grade of CR) will be used in the calculation of the grade-point average.
A student whose grade-point average falls below 3.0 at any point after completing 9 credit hours will be placed on probation. This probation extends through the period in which the student next attempts up to 12 credit hours of work, including prescribed courses. A student's program may be restricted by the program director if deemed necessary. During this period, the student's performance will be monitored to determine suitability for continued study. A student who fails to raise the cumulative grade-point average to 3.0 or better during the period of probation will be suspended. Incomplete grades are not allowed during the probation period and are grounds for automatic suspension. A student who is subject to probation for a second time at any point during the program is automatically suspended.
Students must complete the required 36 credit hours and maintain a CGPA of 3.0. They must also complete a comprehensive exam and receive a passing grade in order to qualify for graduation.
Students who wish to terminate from the program must contact either their Student Services Advisor or the GSHED Executive Coordinator to file their withdrawal.
GW Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD) is ranked highly in the U.S. News and World Report for online graduate education programs in 2012 - #8 for admissions selectivity, #30 for student engagement and accreditation, and #40 for student services and technology.