Academic Progression Standards

Academic Progress/Standing

A graduate or doctoral student must maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.000 on a 4.000 scale to be in good academic standing. Nonmatriculated students are required to be in good academic standing to be allowed to register for any subsequent classes.

Students are responsible for reviewing their grades and academic standing at the end of each term through their myNEU account. If there are any discrepancies, students should immediately contact the instructor(s) directly. Students who want to appeal a grade have twenty working days from the date the grade is posted to do so.

Academic Probation and Dismissal

Notation of academic probation appears on a student’s internal record but not on his or her permanent transcript.

Graduate (Nondoctoral) Students

With exception as specified by the program, a graduate (nondoctoral) student is placed on academic warning for low academic performance if his or her cumulative GPA is below 3.000 after he or she attempts 6 to 11 credits. At this point, the student is strongly encouraged to consult with his or her student success specialist or academic program designee to develop an action plan to improve his or her academic standing. Attempted credits include all credits/courses for which the student registered and did not drop.

A student is placed on academic probation if his or her cumulative GPA is below 3.000 after he or she attempts 12 to 17 credits. The student is required to consult with his or her student success specialist or academic program designee to develop an individualized education plan to improve his or her academic standing. Otherwise, a registration hold may be placed on the student’s account.

A student whose cumulative GPA remains below 3.000 after attempting 18 or more credits will be academically dismissed. A student who has been academically dismissed from the college is automatically dismissed from his or her program of study.

A student must make consistent satisfactory academic progress toward his or her program. A student who attempts but does not complete credits and earns one or more F, I, IP, NE, or W grades for two or more consecutive terms may be placed on academic probation, which may then result in academic dismissal.

Doctoral Students

A doctoral student whose cumulative GPA is below 3.000 is placed on academic warning after attempting 3 credits; academic probation for the second time after attempting 4 to 6 credits; and academic dismissal after attempting 12 or more credits.

A doctoral student must make consistent satisfactory academic progress toward his or her program. A student who attempts but does not complete credits and earns one or more I, IP, NE, or W grades for two or more consecutive terms may be placed on academic probation, which may then result in academic dismissal.

Doctoral students should consult with their individual program areas for additional guidance with respect to academic standing.

Dismissal Notification

A student will be notified about his or her dismissal and has the right to appeal the dismissal decision to the college’s academic standing committee if he or she can provide documented evidence supporting an appeal. The notification will include the appeal deadline.

Students are responsible for reviewing their grades and academic standing at the end of each term through their myNEU account.