Admission, Progression, and Retention

The Human Services (HS) major requires students to maintain an Institutional GPA (formerly KSU AGPA) of 2.80 or higher to progress through the major.  This policy now requires updated retention and dismissal policies (see below).

Human Services Program Admission Requirements

In order to be accepted as a major in Human Services, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a minimum Institutional GPA (formerly KSU AGPA) of 2.80
  • Completed the following courses with a “C” or greater:
    • ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1102
    • MATH 1107
    • ECON 1000
    • PSYC 1101 or POLS 2212
    • SOCI 1101
    • HS 2100, HS 2200, HS 2300, and HS 2400

After completing the above criteria for acceptance:

  • Apply to the Human Services Program using the online application
HS Admission Application
  • Applications are reviewed as they are submitted to Human Services.
  • Applicants will receive an e-mail response to their KSU email of acceptance or denial within two weeks of the online submission.
  • Upon notification of acceptance to the major (by email), students must complete the application requirements by scheduling an advisement session with the WellStar College Advising Center.
  • Upon denial of acceptance to the major (by email), students are encouraged to meet with the WellStar College Advising Center, if desired, to review reason for denial and develop a plan in order to be eligible to reapply to the major.

Retention and Progression to Graduation Policies

Good Standing in the Human Services Program

To remain in good academic standing with the program, Human Services majors are required to:

  • Maintain minimum Institutional GPA (formerly KSU AGPA) of 2.80 or higher
  • GPAs of majors will be reviewed after grades are submitted each semester.  Failure to maintain the minimum Institutional GPA will result in the student receiving a Human Services Academic Progression Warning.

Human Services Academic Progression Warning

When the Institutional GPA (formerly KSU AGPA) of a Human Services student drops below the minimum of 2.80, the following will occur:

  • Human Services students in the program will receive an e-mail from the Human Services Program Coordinator to their KSU student e-mail stating their program status is moved to “Human Services Academic Progression Warning” status.
  • Human Services students in the program will have two consecutive  semesters from the time of warning to bring their Institutional GPA (formerly KSU AGPA) to the required 2.80 or higher.
  • Upon notification of the "Human Services Academic Progression Warning," Human Services students in the program should:

1) meet with the WellStar College Advising Center and their faculty mentor within two weeks of notification; and
2) develop a written remediation plan in collaboration with the WellStar College Advising Center and faculty mentor (a signed copy is provided to the student).

Human Services majors on "Human Services Academic Progression Warning" should meet at least a couple of times a semester with the WellStar College Advising Center and a faculty mentor to discuss progress on the remediation plan and to determine if any additional actions are needed. At the conclusion of the two-semester "Human Services Academic Progression Warning" period, the student’s academic record will be reassessed by the WellStar College Advising Center and Human Services Program Coordinator to determine if the student can continue within the program.

Dismissal from Human Services Major

Human Services majors failing to bring their Institutional GPA (formerly KSU AGPA) to 2.80 after the second consecutive semester on “Human Services Academic Progression Warning” will be dismissed from the Human Services program.

Reinstatement After Dismissal

Students dismissed from the major may reapply for the major after two semesters from time of dismissal.  They must reapply to the Human Services program to be considered for reinstatement. Students reapplying for admission must meet the same requirements as required for first-time applicants to the program.

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