Academic Progression Standards

Faculty Advisor Communication Tool (FACT)

FACT is a communication tool that provides faculty with a method for providing input to career and academic coaches 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

To be in good standing, an undergraduate student must continuously maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 2.000 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. Grades are posted the Wednesday after the term/session ends. Students have 20 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 at the College of Professional Studies and/or if he or she does not earn at least 66 percent of his or her cumulative attempted credits. At this point, the student is strongly encouraged to consult with his or her career and academic coach 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, after already having been placed on academic warning, his or her cumulative GPA remains below 2.000 at the College of Professional Studies and/or if he or she does not earn at least 66 percent of his or her cumulative attempted credits in his or her subsequent term of enrollment. The student is 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 2.000, 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. An undergraduate student who has been academically dismissed from the university is automatically dismissed from his or her major.

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.