An academic community is based on personal integrity and respect for others. APUS follows the letter and spirit of applicable federal and state laws pertaining to the administration of an institution of higher education (e.g., laws governing student records, equal opportunity, etc.) and adheres to the guidelines published by appropriate professional groups with respect to admissions procedures, required credentials of faculty, and business ethics. Information regarding student right and responsibilities, including appeals processes, can be found in the Student Handbook.

Student Engagement in Classes

Effective April 1, 2015, students who receive failing grades in their first two (2) course attempts in their program as a result of not submitting a substantial percentage of the required course work will be dismissed from the university at the conclusion of those courses. This applies to students who fail all of their initial courses as a result of not submitting substantial course work to earn a passing grade. Students who apply for a program change (i.e. Associates to Bachelors, Bachelor’s to Masters, and so on) will also need to pass their first two courses in their new program to be considered in compliance with the Student Activity Policy.

If you have ongoing courses in your current academic semester when you fail your initial courses, you will be placed on Deferred Involuntary Withdrawal status and allowed to complete any current courses that are beyond the first week, though any future course registrations will be dropped.

More information regarding student right and responsibilities, including appeals processes, can be found in the Student Handbook.