Academic Progression Standards

Academic Progress/Standing

To be in good standing, a graduate student must continuously maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.000 on a 4.000 scale and must also make continuous satisfactory academic progress (SAP). To make SAP, a student must earn at least 66 percent of his or her cumulative attempted credits. 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 myNortheastern account. If there are any discrepancies, students should immediately contact the instructor(s) directly. Students who want to appeal a grade have 20 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.

With exception as specified by the program, a graduate (nondoctoral) student is placed on academic probation if his or her cumulative GPA is below 3.000 and/or if he or she does not earn at least 66 percent of his or her cumulative attempted credits. The student is strongly encouraged to consult with his or her career and academic coach to develop an individualized success plan (ISP) 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, and/or does not earn at least 66 percent of his or her cumulative attempted credits in the term of enrollment subsequent to the one after he or she was placed on academic probation, will be academically dismissed. A student who has been academically dismissed from the college is automatically dismissed from his or her program of study.

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 myNortheastern account.