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Academic Information

Academic Dismissal

Students may receive Academic Dismissal from the ESL if they do not pass a class after repeating it for the second time.

Important: Being dismissed can negatively affect a student's visa status.

Attendance Requirements

You must attend a minimum of 80% of each of your classes each session If your final attendance in a class is less than 80%, but at least 70%, you will be placed on Attendance Probation for the next session.

Warning: If your attendance is lower than 70% in a class, you will be dismissed from the ESL at the end of that session.

Attendance Probation

If you are on Attendance Probation, you must attend at least 80% of each of your classes. If you have at least 80% attendance in each class, you will be removed from Attendance Probation for the next session; however, if you have less than 80% attendance in one or more of your classes, you will be dismissed from the ESL at the end of that session. (See "Attendance Dismissal" below.) Students who are placed on Attendance Probation for a second time will remain on Attendance Probation until they leave the ESL.

Attendance Dismissal

You will be dismissed from ESL for poor attendance if: (1) You do not attend at least 70% of each of your classes, or (2) You are on Attendance Probation and you do not attend at least 80% of each of your classes.

Important: Being dismissed can negatively affect a student's visa status.

Full-time Status

Students who enter the US on F-1 (student) visas are required to be full-time students and maintain "full-time status" while they are in the country. For ESL students, this means "full-time" registration 20 hours per week.