2023-24 Graduate Academic Catalog

2023–24 Graduate Academic Catalog Page 29 School of Allied Health and Psychology Master of Athletic Training Course Load Assuming the proficiency requirements have been satisfied, a minimum of 69–72 semester hours is required for graduation from the MAT program. Academic Discipline Policies Academic Warning There is no allowance for a warning. Academic Probation Academic Probation status refers to any student whose cumulative graduate GPA falls below 3.0 in the most recent grading period/semester. To be removed from Academic Probation, students must achieve a 3.0 GPA at the end of the next semester. Academic Suspension Academic Suspension status refers to any student whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 for two consecutive semesters. A student who is on academic suspension may no longer move forward in the didactic or clinical phase of the MAT program. As a result of being placed on academic suspension, the student is removed from the MAT program. Academic Appeals A student may appeal academic discipline by submitting a formal notice of appeal by email or a hard copy sent to the program director. Academic discipline appeals will be considered on a case-by-case basis by a committee comprised of the MAT program director, clinical education coordinator, one additional program faculty member, an objective clinical preceptor, and one second-year MAT student. The appeal process will be completed within 14 days of receipt of the student's appeal. The student will be notified of the final decision in writing by the program director, which completes the appeal process. Readmission Any student who is suspended or voluntarily withdraws must apply for readmission to the University and to the program. Students must follow the MAT cycle; therefore readmission will not be effective until the next academic year at the time when the student was suspended or withdrew from the program. Academic Dismissal Academic Dismissal status refers to any student who is disqualified from Cedarville University and is not eligible for readmission. Academic dismissal is a terminal action. Graduation Requirements In addition to general graduation requirements listed in the Academic section of this catalog, students seeking the MAT degree must fulfill the following: • Complete 69–72 semester hours as specified in the program design in good academic standing. • Maintain an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.0. • Complete all requirements for the degree within seven years after matriculation in the program. Intent to Graduate To graduate, whether or not you plan to attend commencement, you must submit an “Intent to Graduate” form and pay any applicable fees. An Intent to Graduate form is available at cedarville.edu/gradintent. You are encouraged to submit your Intent to Graduate at least one semester in advance so that you can be informed of any problems in meeting your degree requirements. After receipt of your Intent to Graduate, the Office of the Registrar will audit your transcript to verify the status of your degree requirements. Upon confirmation of your eligibility to graduate, you will be notified and your name will be added to the list of prospective graduates, as appropriate. The deadline for submitting your Intent to Graduate form is March 1 of the commencement year. After this date, eligibility to participate in commencement will be deferred to the following year. A graduation fee of $125 will be charged to your student account after your eligibility for graduation is confirmed. Walking in Commencement For MAT students to be recognized in the May commencement, they must have an approved plan for completing the remaining MAT courses by the end of the fall semester of that same academic year.