Appeals Committee will convene consisting of the Dean of Students acting as the presiding officer (with no vote), one
faculty member, the student’s RD, one member of the Student Life staff, the Student Body Chaplain, and, if the
appealing student desires, two character references of his/her choice (with no vote). The Dean of Students may also
invite any student with relevant information to provide testimony to the committee. Once the committee has convened,
the presiding officer will invite the appropriate Associate Dean and RA into the meeting, along with the appealing
student and as many as two character references chosen by the student. The Associate Dean will be asked to state the
issues, after which the appealing student will be given every opportunity to state his appeal. When all parties are satisfied
that the issues have been clearly communicated and understood, the Associate Dean, appealing student, and character
references will be asked to leave, although the committee may request the return of the Associate Dean or the student
for further clarification. After any needed deliberation, the committee will come to a decision. Both the Associate Dean
and the student in question will then be asked to return. If the committee was not in agreement with the dismissal
decision, they give their reasoning and recommend a change in the decision. If the committee upholds the Associate
Dean’s decision, no further provision for appeal is available.
INSTITUTIONAL ELIGIBILITY REGULATIONS FOR ATHLETICS
Institutional Semester GPA Regulation of 1.75
Any student-athlete having a semester GPA lower than 1.75 is subject to the following guidelines:
First semester freshman student-athletes are allowed a one semester grace period to improve their GPA before
being denied the privilege of representing the institution in athletics.
Student-athletes who do not have first-time freshman status or are transfer students will be denied playing
status during the next semester of attendance.
Once student-athletes raise their GPA to 1.75 or above, they can begin athletic participation and continue as
long as their semester GPA is maintained at 1.75 or above.
Institutional Cumulative Grade Point Average Regulation of 2.00
Student-athletes whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.00 are placed on academic probation. If they do not attain a
cumulative GPA of 2.00 or above for a second or any subsequent semester of enrollment, they will be denied
participation in intercollegiate programs and are subject to academic disqualification.
Institutional grade point averages can be raised
only by taking institutional credit hours.
The Master’s University is approved as a degree-granting institution for the acceptance of veteran benefits under Title
38, United States Code. This includes the programs covered in chapters 30, 31, 32, 33 (Post-9/11 and the Yellow Ribbon
Program), and 35 of Title 38, and chapter 1606 of Title 10. The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education under the
State of California Department of Consumer Affairs has also authorized the University for the attendance of veterans
and dependents who are eligible to receive benefits. Veterans or their dependents who plan to enroll in the University
are urged to contact the VA School Certifying Official in the Office of Financial Aid well in advance of registration so
that the necessary arrangements may be made with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or the California
Department of Veterans Affairs.
RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS (ROTC) PROGRAM
Both the Air Force and the Army offer the ROTC program to TMU students under special arrangements that allow
TMU students to attend academic classes and earn their degree at TMU while participating in the ROTC program at
nearby universities. Air Force ROTC is offered at Loyola Marymount University (LMU), University of Southern
California (USC), and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The Army offers ROTC at UCLA, which also
runs a satellite program at California State University, Northridge (CSUN).