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.

Good Academic Standing is not the same as Satisfactory Academic Progress for financial aid. Refer to the Financial Aid section for more information on financial aid eligibility.

Graduate Good Academic Standing

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

Notification to Students

Full or Part-time 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 WIT 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 coordinator or director of graduate programs  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 subsequent 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 University 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 by the UAAC, the conditions for continuing in the graduate program will be determined at the departmental level. Students whose appeal was denied or for students who did not appeal their academic dismissal, may apply for readmission after 1 year to the dean of the college or designee upon demonstration of adequate reason for readmission.