share this

Share This Search
Student Life
View full story disney-bh6-1.jpg

Story: Dec 22, 2014

Grad is sculptor behind Disney's Big Hero 6

View details 35th Annual Scholastic Art & Writing Exhibition

CIA Exhibition: Jan 14, 2015

35th Annual Scholastic Art & Writing Exhibition

View full story holidaycardrawley.jpg

Story: Dec 17, 2014

Students animate, illustrate holiday greetings on behalf of ...

View details 69th Annual Student Independent Exhibition

CIA Exhibition: Feb 13, 2015

69th Annual Student Independent Exhibition

View Link

Social: about 8 hours ago via Facebook

We caught up with CIA grad Zack Petroc, model supervisor behind the Disney blockbuster Big Hero 6, and asked him how his CIA education helped him succeed. Find ...

View full story dsc92052.jpg

Story: Nov 04, 2014

New CIA building taking shape; set for December completion

View details Spring 2015 Open House

Events: Mar 21, 2015

Spring 2015 Open House

View full story unknown.png

Story: Nov 03, 2014

New Uptown Residence Hall featured in CIA video

View details Spring Exhibition: Women to Watch - Ohio

CIA Exhibition: Apr 02, 2015

Spring Exhibition: Women to Watch - Ohio

View full story bestregmidwest.jpg

Story: Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

Student Life . Student Services . Academic Services . Academic Standing + Dismissal 

Academic Standing + Dismissal

In order to remain in good academic standing, students must earn a minimum semester GPA of 2.0 and a cumulative GPA of 2.0. Students who do not achieve a semester GPA of at least 2.0 will be placed on Academic Probation. They will be required to meet regularly with an adviser and adhere to a learning contract. Students on Academic Probation may not request an Incomplete grade in any of their courses.

Students who do not achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 are subject to dismissal. Students who earn a GPA of 1.00 or less in their first semester of enrollment will be dismissed from the Institute.

Students who are dismissed and who believe there are extenuating circumstances affecting their academic standing may appeal to the Vice President of Academic + Faculty Affairs, whose decision will be final. Appeals must be in writing and be received by the Vice President in accordance with the following deadlines: June 15 (for fall readmission) and January 3 (for spring readmission). It is highly recommended that students consult with the Director of Academic Services before filing an appeal.

Students who were academically dismissed from CIA may apply for readmission if they have successfully met the stipulations detailed within their dismissal letter. These may include, for instance, coursework at another institution or documentation from a medical professional of readiness to resume a full course of study. Questions about any of these requirements should be directed to the Director of Academic Services.

Academic Advising

The Academic Advising Staff is available Monday through Friday during normal business hours to assist you. Come visit our office in the Joseph McCullough Center, Room 120 (JMC 120).

Read More

Community Works

Visiting artists, exhibitions, conference and symposia exploring socially engaged art.

Read More

Uptown Residence Hall

Check out the new student digs.

Read More

Cores + Connections

Creating. Connecting. Building better futures.