1. General Regulation. Any student whose work in the classroom or laboratory is unacceptable may be required to withdraw from Davidson College at any time by the Executive Committee of the Faculty.
2. Standards of Progress:
a. for entrance to the sophomore class or the third semester:
7 courses, including the composition requirement, and
A cumulative grade point average of 1.60.
A student with a cumulative grade point average below 1.60 at the beginning of the first semester of the sophomore year will be placed on academic probation. A student on academic probation receives special advising services through the Dean of Students' Office and the academic advisor.
b. for entrance into the fourth semester (second semester of the sophomore year):
A student with a cumulative grade point average of 1.7 or below at the end of the third semester must immediately make an appointment in the office of the Dean of Students to assess clearly steps necessary to achieve the average of 1.8 required for entry into the junior class (fifth semester). Advisors and parents or guardians of dependent students will receive a letter indicating the requirement of such a meeting with the Dean of Students.
c. for entrance to the junior class or the fifth semester:
15 courses, including at least 6 of the 10 core requirements and Davidson 101 (PE 101);
declaration of a major; and
1.80 cumulative grade point average.
(Completion of at least two of the remaining three PE requirements is recommended strongly.)
d. for entrance to the senior class or the seventh semester:
for May graduation, 24 courses; for August graduation, 22 courses.
3. The Curriculum Requirements Committee specifies standards of progress for students whose records are irregular and who do not fit the requirements for one of the above categories.
4. Low Achievement. Except for the final semester prior to graduation, when only regulations regarding graduation requirements apply, a student who fails to complete all his or her courses during any single semester with a grade point average of at least 2.0 will be notified in writing by the Registrar that academic achievement for that particular semester is unsatisfactory and that the student must report immediately to his or her academic advisor for counseling. A copy of such a notification will be sent to the advisor and to the parents or guardians of dependent students.
Failure to Meet Minimum Standards of Academic Progress
Deficiencies existing at the end of any academic year may be made up through a summer contract course with a Davidson faculty member or through approved transfer credit. Note that transfer credits do not affect the grade point average.