Except with the written permission of both the Vice-President for Academic Affairs and the Dean of Student Development, students on probation may not hold office in any University organization, participate in any intercollegiate events or programs, or otherwise represent the University lest they further jeopardize their academic standing. With the permission of the appropriate College Dean, students may use the summer session at Gannon to restore their good academic standing provided that they complete the equivalent of a full semesterâ€™s work, e.g. 6 credits in a five-week term. Students who are separated from the University may not enroll in any University credit course for one full year. Applications for readmission will not be reconsidered until the expiration of one year. Readmission is not a right. The Admissions Committee will take favorable action only when it is satisfied that the factors which led to the failure have been rectified. It is the studentâ€™s responsibility to demonstrate to the committee that he or she has a reasonable prospect for academic success at Gannon. Any student readmitted will be on probation and assigned to a mandatory special advisement program for the first semester following his or her return. If the student is separated a second time, he or she will not be readmitted. Students who are separated may appeal that separation to their College Dean. Such an appeal would need to cite extraordinary circumstances that adversely affected academic performance. The College Dean will review all such appeals.
THE ACADEMIC YEAR Gannon University operates on semester academic calendar. This plan divides the academic year into two four-month semesters. Typically, the fall semester begins late in August and ends before Christmas, and the spring semester begins in early January and ends with Commencement in early May. Day Sessions Classes in the Day Sessions are held five days a week, beginning with the 8 a.m. period. Three credit classes meeting on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday (MWF) sequence meet for 55 minutes each day. Those courses meeting on a Tuesday and Thursday (TTh) sequence meet for 80 minutes each day. There is a ten minute break between each class period. A one credit course meets 55 minutes once a week. A four credit course meets on the MWF or TTh sequence as mentioned above and also meets 55 minutes on an extra class day. A six credit course meets five days a week on MWF for 55 minutes and TTh for 80 minutes. Laboratories in the day sessions are held five days a week, beginning with the 8 a.m. period. One credit laboratories meet once a week; two credit laboratories meet twice a week. One laboratory credit normally requires not less than three hours of student work. Instructors will determine the best use of laboratory time. Evening Sessions Classes in the Evening Sessions are held Monday thru Thursday with additional classes on Saturday. These classes meet in sequences of one or two evenings per week. Classes held on Saturday usually meet from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Those classes meeting Monday thru Thursday begin at 4:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. Laboratories in the evening sessions are held Monday through Thursday, beginning with the 4:30 p.m. period.