Academic Requirements

APEX Scholars Competency Requirements

APEX Scholars Students are admitted for three semesters (fall, winter, and fall) with the understanding that they must complete the following University Competency Requirements with a grade of C or higher by the end of the third semester:

  • English (BC),
  • Mathematics (MC)
  • Oral Communication (OC)

Successfully complete 36 credit hours including the competencies listed above.  Students who meet the competency requirements and the guidelines listed above while maintaining a minimum grade pointe average of a 2.0, will be recommended for continuation at Wayne State University. Students who fail to meet the program’s requirements will not be recommended for continuation at Wayne State University.

Repeating a Course

Students are expected to commit to their studies and make satisfactory academic progress towards completion of a degree.  If necessary, students will be permitted to enroll in APEX courses twice.  If enrollment for a third semester is requested, the student will have to meet with the Director, Associate Director and/or Academic Advisor for approval.

Academic Integrity

In accordance with the University policy, APEX Scholars requires its students to uphold high standards of academic integrity. It is expected that students present original academic work in all classes.  Plagiarism and other forms of cheating may result in course failure or dismissal from the University.

Probation Guidelines

Students with grade point averages below a 2.0

  • If your grade point average falls below 2.0, you will be placed on academic probation (one semester) and must sign an additional probation contract. If you are placed on probation, your credit hours may be reduced to part-time. Academic Advisors may also recommend discontinuaion at Wayne State University.
  • You will have one semester to bring your average up to 2.0 minimum.
  • If you have not fulfilled the 2.0 requirement by the end of the probationary semester, we will have discussions about other secondary educational opportunities.