Academic Standing Policy

Academic standing at Northeastern University is determined by a student’s cumulative GPA. 

Full-time Students

Full-time graduate students are expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.000 or higher each term to remain in good academic standing and to progress toward graduation.

Students falling below a cumulative GPA of 3.000 are placed on academic probation for each academic term in which the cumulative GPA is below 3.000. Academic probation is a period of time when a student must address and remediate academic deficiencies.

Part-time Students

Students in official part-time status with the university are considered on academic probation if the cumulative GPA is below 3.000 after completion of 8 semester hours. Part-time students must raise the cumulative GPA to 3.000 or higher after completion of 8 additional semester hours to regain good academic standing status.