2.1       (a)        Any student, whether full or part time, who fails to achieve a grade point average of 2.0 at the end of the student’s first semester of law school is on academic probation.  Any student, whether full or part time, who fails to achieve a cumulative grade point average of 1.85 at the end of the student’s second semester of law school will be dismissed for academic deficiency.  Any student, whether full or part time, who achieves a cumulative grade point average below 2.0 at the end of the student’s third semester or any semester thereafter will be dismissed from the law school for academic deficiency.  The law school will define the conditions of probation for students on probation, including, but not limited to, the courses that probationary students may and may not take.

(b)        A student who transfers into the Law School with advanced standing from another law school is not governed by Rule 2.1(a) above, but is governed by this subsection.  Such a transfer student, whether attending full or part time,  who fails to achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 at the end of the student’s first semester at Creighton is on academic probation.  The law school will define the conditions of probation for such students, including, but not limited to, the courses that they may take.  A transfer student with advanced standing, whether attending full or part time, must have a cumulative grade point average at Creighton of 2.0 or higher after two semesters at Creighton.  A transfer student with advanced standing, whether attending full or part time, whose cumulative grade point average at Creighton is less than 2.0 at the end of the student’s second semester at Creighton or any semester thereafter will be dismissed for academic deficiency.  A student transfers with “advanced standing” under this rule if the student receives any course credit at Creighton from another law school or schools when the student transfers to Creighton. 

(c)        All students must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in order to graduate.

2.2       A student will be automatically dismissed from the School if, at any time during the course of study, the student accumulates more than 11 hours in failures. This rule applies even though the student subsequently passes the course pursuant to Rule 4. 

2.3       AF, XF, and UN shall be considered failures for the purpose of Rule 2.2. 

2.4       Any student who, in the opinion of the Faculty, lacks the aptitude to pursue successfully the study of law, may be dropped by a vote of the Faculty, even though the student may satisfy the above minimum requirements. 

2.5       A student who has been dismissed from the School may not retake an examination under Rule 4.1. Nor may a student who has been dismissed from the School submit a paper under Rule 4.6.