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Good Academic Standing

Undergraduate Day Students

Students are expected to work continuously toward their academic degrees. To maintain Good Academic Standing students must fulfill two requirements:

1) maintain a minimum cumulative GPA based on the following table:

Class Minimum GPA Earned Credit Hours
Freshmen 1.70 0-31
Sophomore 1.85 32-63
Junior 2.00 64-95
Senior 2.00 96-139
Fifth Year 2.00 140+

2) achieve a minimum completion of 66% of the credits attempted in any given semester.

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

Academic Warning

Students whose semester GPA does not meet the minimum GPA for their class in the chart above will be put on Academic Warning for the next academic semester. Academic Warnings are intended to make students aware that they are in jeopardy of falling into probationary status if improvements are not made.

Students on Academic Warning are encouraged to meet with their advisors to discuss methods to improve their GPA.

Academic Probation

Students not meeting the criteria for Good Academic Standing will be put on Academic Probation for the next academic semester.

Students will be notified in writing that they have been placed on probation at the conclusion of each semester. Students on probation are encouraged to take advantage of the resources of the Institute including their academic advisor, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Counseling Center, to develop strategies for success in their academic life. Students on probation must meet all of the requirements outlined on the probation checklist.

Students who take classes at Wentworth (including Colleges of the Fenway courses) in a third (non-scheduled) semester for the purpose of improving their GPA may petition to have their probationary status reviewed following the posting of their final grades in the classes. Petitions should be addressed to the Office of the Provost in care of the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning. (Please note that transfer credit grades are not factored into your GPA.)

Academic Dismissal

A student on academic probation who does not meet either of the two criteria for Good Academic Standing for a second consecutive semester will be dismissed from the Institute for academic reasons. In addition, any student who is put on probation for a second non-consecutive semester in their academic career at Wentworth may be subject to academic dismissal.

Students will be notified in writing that they have been academically dismissed at the conclusion of each semester. Students who have been academically dismissed may appeal this decision in writing to the Academic Appeals Committee in care of the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning within the deadline stated in the notification letter signed by the Provost.

Undergraduate College of Professional and Continuing Education Students

Students are expected to work continuously toward their academic degree. Students must maintain the minimum standards listed below in each of the two categories of class standing (as defined in each program), cumulative grade point average, and earned credits in order to achieve satisfactory academic progress. These three categories are used to determine eligibility for graduation, academic probation, and academic withdrawal.

Class Minimum GPA Minimum Earned Credit Hours
Associate
First Year 1.60 10
1.70 20
Second Year 1.85 30
1.90 40
Third Year 1.95 50
2.00 60
Bachelor
Fourth Year 2.00 74
2.00 84
Fifth Year 2.00 94
2.00 104
Sixth Year 2.00 114
2.00 124

Students in the MSCM program must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be in good academic standing.

Academic Probation

Students not meeting the criteria for Good Academic Standing will be put on Academic Probation for the next academic semester. A student who does not meet either of the two criteria for Good Academic Standing for a second successive semester will be academically dismissed from the Institute.

In addition, any day student that is put on Probation for a second non-consecutive semester in their academic career at Wentworth may be subject to academic dismissal.

Students will be notified in writing that they have been academically dismissed at the conclusion of each semester. Students who have been academically dismissed may appeal the decision in writing to the Academic Appeals Committee in care of the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Students on Probation are encouraged to take advantage of the resources of the Institute including their academic advisor, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Counseling Center, to develop strategies for success in their academic life. Students on Probation must meet all of the requirements outlined on the probation checklist.

Students who take classes at Wentworth (including Colleges of the Fenway courses) in a third (non-scheduled) semester for the purpose of improving their GPA may petition to have their probationary status reviewed following the posting of their final grades in the classes. Petitions should be addressed to the Office of the Provost in care of the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning. Please note that transfer credit grades are not factored into a student's GPA.

Academic Dismissal

A student on Academic Probation who does not meet either of the two criteria for Good Academic Standing for a second consecutive semester will be dismissed from the Institute for academic reasons.

In addition, any student who is put on probation for a second non-consecutive semester in their academic career at Wentworth may be subject to academic dismissal.

Students will be notified in writing that they have been academically dismissed at the conclusion of each semester. Students who have been academically dismissed may appeal this decision in writing to the dean of CPCE within the deadline stated in the notification letter signed by the Provost.

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