The Student Promotion and Graduation Committee (SPGC) is composed of members of the College faculty and a representative from the Office of the Dean. The Committee is responsible for enforcing the published academic and professional standards established by the faculty and for assuring that the standards are met by all students enrolled in the College. As such, the Committee recommends the criteria, policies and procedures for student advancement and graduation, as well as academic probation, dismissal, and readmission to the College faculty for adoption. The Committee meets, at a minimum, at the end of each academic quarter to review the academic progress and performance of students enrolled in the program in relation to institutional  academic policies. At the end of the academic year, the Committee assesses the academic and professional progress and performance of each student. If the student's progress is satisfactory, the student is promoted to the next academic year, provided all tuition and fees have been paid. Finally, the Committee also identifies and recommends candidates for graduation to the MWU Faculty Senate.

If a student fails to make satisfactory progress in completing the prescribed course of study, the Committee shall recommend to the Dean or the Dean’s designee appropriate action to correct the deficiency(ies). In instances involving more than one failure of a student to maintain satisfactory academic/professional progress, the Committee may recommend dismissal.

Among the options available to the Committee in regard to unsatisfactory student performance are that the student:

  • be placed on academic probation for a specified period of time
  • take an alternate approved course offered at another college or university
  • repeat the course(s) in which there is a failure according to the College’s alternate course retake policy
  • repeat the course(s) in which there is a failure when the course is offered again in the curriculum
  • be placed in an extended track program
  • be dismissed from the College.