Students will be reviewed each semester after grades are posted, and are required to earn a “C” or better in each prerequisite course in which they are enrolled in at the end of the add/drop period. They must also maintain an overall GPA of a 3.000.
Students not meeting benchmarks will be placed on department probation after the first semester:
- Students on probation will receive mandatory advisement after their first semester. Students must complete a self-assessment of the previous semester, develop an action plan, and identify a proposed alternate major. Students will be given a deadline of February 15 or July 15 to identify a secondary major.
- Students with 2 semesters of warning will have nursing as the intended major removed from their record at the end of their freshman year or two semesters.
Progression within the major will be monitored based on UB’s Finish in 4 policy, and will also be provided with focused advisement through “Ready to Apply Session” advisement with nursing admissions. Students unable to apply within four semesters will have nursing removed from their record.
Intended students that are also in some special populations (Ex: EOP) will continue to be provided with nursing advising and be offered a five-year completion plan after grade review, if necessary.
Eligible students who are denied admission to the upper division program must declare a new major, or they will be changed to Exploratory Transitions.