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Megan Donaghey

Megan Donaghey
Year/Track: 2017
Hometown: Niles, Ohio
Major: Bachelor’s degree in general studies and M.B.A, both from Kent

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Advancement Standards

The faculty has established standards for advancement in good standing or continuance on academic probation to each year of legal training.

The minimum cumulative standard for advancement to the next year of law school without probation is a 2.33 GPA. A student with a GPA between 2.18 and 2.32 at the end of any academic year other than the final year may continue enrollment on probation but in good standing under the following conditions:

  1. All probationers must meet with a designated administrator for counseling and program approval, which the administrator will finalize in consultation with the chairperson of the Grading and Advancement Committee. The approved program of study must include repetition of any required courses in which the student received a grade below a C+, unless, for clear and convincing reasons, the designated administrator determines that repetition is not necessary for successful completion of probation. Probationers are required to participate in follow-up counseling sessions as deemed appropriate, as a condition of continued enrollment.
  2. Unless grounds for exception are found by the designated administrator and the chairperson of the Grading and Advancement Committee, programs of study for 2D probationers will not exceed 13 units, 10 of which will be in required courses. For 2E and 3E probationers, a minimum of six (6) units (for 2Es) and 5.5 units (for 3Es) will be in required courses.
  3. Successful completion of probation requires achievement of a cumulative GPA of 2.33 at the end of the spring semester after placement on probation or the scheduled graduation date, whichever is sooner.
  4. No student may repeat probationary status. A student who has previously been on probation and thereafter has a cumulative GPA below 2.33 at the end of an academic year is not eligible to continue.

For students commencing prior to Fall Semester 2006, a GPA between 2.15 and 2.29 at the end of any academic year other than the final year may continue enrollment on probation but in good standing.

Scholastic regulations detailing advancement and probationary standards are set forth in the Grading and Advancement Committee Rules. Copies of the Rules are available at the Dean of Students' office. The faculty reserves the right to change requirements for grading, advancement, or graduation at any time without prior notice.