Good Academic Standing

Wentworth is committed to the academic success of all students. It monitors progress toward success via the Academic Good Standing requirements. To remain in Good Academic Standing students must meet a required cumulative grade point average. Failure to meet Good Academic Standing requirements will result in sanctions and interventions, including dismissal from the University.

 To remain in Good Academic Standing all graduate students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0. 

Notification to Students

All  graduate students who fail to meet the minimum 3.0 GPA requirement for Graduate Good Academic Standing at the end of each semester will be placed on Academic Probation and notified via their Wentworth e-mail address within one week after final grades are posted to their academic transcript. Student’s placed on Academic Dismissal are notified within one week after final grades and are given the option to appeal their Academic Dismissal. 

Academic Probation

Students whose cumulative GPA falls below a 3.0 (consecutive or non-consecutive semester) will be placed on Academic Probation and counseled by their respective graduate advisor  of their program concerning continuation in the graduate program. Students placed on Academic Probation must raise their cumulative GPA to 3.0 by the end of the next semester or for part-time students after the completion of 9 additional credits. 

Academic Dismissal

Students whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 for two semesters; failure to make satisfactory progress toward completion of degree; or failure to meet the conditions of probation are academically dismissed. Students may appeal this decision by submitting a letter of appeal to the Academic Appeals Committee in care of the assistant to the provost, per the guidelines outlined in the letter of dismissal. If the appeal is granted the conditions for continuing in the graduate program will be determined by the academic unit of the students degree program. Students whose appeal was denied or for students who did not appeal their academic dismissal will be dropped from all semester registrations and may apply for readmission after 1 year to the dean or associate dean of the school upon demonstration of adequate reason for readmission.