GRADUATE ACCELERATOR PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS

The Progression Plan is the guiding principle for the courses of action taken for students as they progress from one program level to another.

Students are expected to meet academic standards enumerated and detailed below.

General Standards

  1. For the general purposes of university degree and program requirements, students will be governed by the catalog year in effect for the academic year in which they are admitted to the IAP program rather than the catalog year in effect at the point of formal admission to a degree program, provided that they successfully maintained continuous enrollment between these two points.
  2. The maximum credit load per term should not exceed 10 credits, including SPEX-065 (Professional Development .
  3. Upon successful completion of the MAP program curriculum, students may transfer into a graduate degree program if they meet the progression standards. and obtain the minimum GPA standards for each degree program.
  4. Compliance with American University academic regulations and standards as outlined in the American University academic integrity code.

 

Attendance Requirements and Visa Requirements

  • Regular class attendance as defined by course syllabi for all MAP students is required to ensure students meet the goals of the program.
  • Students must maintain legal F-1 status; failure to attend and/or complete a full course of study may result in dismissal and termination of the SEVIS record at any point in the program. Students who receive grades of FX and ZX will be administratively separated.

 

If applicable, students must complete their program in consecutive semesters, except for summer, which is not required for continuing MAP students.

 

Language Proficiency Placement

Upon arrival on campus, all admitted MAP students are required to take an English proficiency test administered by the IAP. This test is administered for placement confirmation or adjustment and to develop individualized academic support for student success through the MAP as needed.

 

MAP term-to-term progression:

  1. Grade of B or higher in all transferable coursework.
  2. Grade of B or higher in all English language coursework (ELTA XXX and TESL XXX)
  3. Grade of P in SPEX-065 (Professional Development)
  4. Permission by Academic Director to repeat non-degree coursework on a case-by-case basis
  5. Compliance with AU immigration standards, AU Graduate Academic Regulations, and AU Student Conduct Code

 

Advanced MAP Progression Requirements:

  1. Grade of B or higher in all transferable coursework.
  2. Grade of B or higher in all English language coursework (ELTA XXX)
  3. Grade of P in SPEX-065 (Professional Development)
  4. Program specific requirements as follow:

 

Progression Requirements to degree seeking status (by program):

 

The Kogod School of Business

  1. The Kogod School of Business requires completion of required curriculum, as designated by the school and program, with a GPA of 3.25 in Kogod School of Business courses, and no grade lower than a “B”.
  2. Kogod will consider students with a 3.0 (no grade lower than a B) on a case-by-case basis with a holistic review of students’ records.
  3. There are no options to repeat failed or low grade courses.
  4. Should students not meet the progression requirements as defined above, they will be administratively separated from MAP/ AU. Students will be counseled and advised of transition steps.

 

The School of Public Affairs (SPA)

  1. SPA requires completion of required curriculum, as designated by the school and program, with a GPA of 3.25 and no grade lower than a “B”.
  2. There are no options to repeat failed or low grade courses.
  3. SPA will consider students with a 3.0 (no grade lower than a B) on a case-by-case basis with a holistic review of students’ records.

 

MAP General

  1. MAP General requires completion of required curriculum, as designated by the school and program, with a GPA of 3.0 and no grade lower than a “B”.
  2. One semester of probation is standard operating procedure. Probation is defined as an opportunity for students to be allowed to repeat an additional semester in MAP, and repeat courses and/or take additional courses to improve GPA.
  3. Retaking courses is acceptable if the GPA is mathematically possible to raise to 3.0 in the next 9 credits.
  4. Students should retake the course if possible next term, if not, another course is acceptable, but they will need to retake that course and get better than C if it’s a core course.

 

MAP STEM

  1. MAP STEM requires completion of required curriculum, as designated by the school and program, with a GPA of 3.0 and no grade lower than a “B”.
  2. One semester of probation is standard operating procedure. Probation is defined as an opportunity for students to be allowed to repeat an additional semester in MAP, and repeat courses and/or take additional courses to improve GPA.
  3. Retaking courses is acceptable if the GPA is mathematically possible to raise to 3.0 in the next 9 credits.
  4. Students should retake the course if possible next term, if not, another course is acceptable, but they will need to retake that course and get better than C if it’s a core course.

Dates and Deadlines

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