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Student Retention Policy

As an EECE student in a four- or five-year program, after attempting eight (8) units at the College, whether incoming freshman or internal transfer student, you are subject to this policy.

If your cumulative GPA is 2.75 or below, you will be placed on departmental probation. You are expected to consult with your education advisor to develop a written plan of action to raise your cumulative GPA to the required 3.0 and submit this plan of action to the Department Chair for approval.

If by the end of two subsequent semesters* following the initial identification of a 2.75 cumulative GPA or lower (i.e., fall then spring or spring then fall) your cumulative GPA does not rise above the 3.0 threshold, the department reserves the right to dismiss you from the program.

For external transfer students coming into TCNJ and the EECE Department, once you have attempted eight (8) units at the College, the EECE Department Retention Policy applies.

For non-matriculated and provisional students, if your GPA is 2.75 or below at the time of matriculation, you are immediately subject to this policy regardless of total units attempted at the College.

*Winter and summer semesters are not counted as semesters for the purpose of this policy.

Revised January 2020