Academic Progression Standards

Faculty Advisor Communication Tool (FACT)

FACT is a communication tool that provides faculty with a method for providing input to advisors and students for early intervention, coaching, and assistance. Faculty members are expected to submit input around the midpoint of each term/session.

Academic Progress/Standing

An undergraduate student must maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 2.000 on a 4.000 scale to be in good academic standing at the College of Professional Studies. 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. Grades are posted the Wednesday after the term/session ends. Students have twenty working days from that point to appeal a grade.

Academic Probation and Dismissal

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

An undergraduate student is placed on academic warning for low academic performance if his or her GPA is below 2.000 after attempting 9–17 credits at the College of Professional Studies. At this point, the student is strongly encouraged to consult with his or her academic advisor 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.

An undergraduate student is placed on academic probation if his or her cumulative GPA remains below 2.000 after attempting 18–26 credits at the College of Professional Studies. The student is required to consult with his or her academic advisor 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 2.000 after attempting 27 or more credits will be academically dismissed. An undergraduate student who has been academically dismissed from the university is automatically dismissed from his or her major.

A student must make consistent satisfactory academic progress toward his or her program. A student who attempts but does not complete credits and/or 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.

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.