Academic Probation

College of Communication Policy

Undergraduate Policy

An overall grade point average of 2.0 and 2.0 for communication courses is necessary for graduation. A student whose grade point index (GPI) falls below 2.0 for the semester will be placed on academic probation. To be removed from probation, the student must attain a GPI of 2.0 or higher in the following semester, while completing at least a full-time course load (12 credits) without any withdrawals, incompletes, missing grades or failing grades for the semester. The student who fails to achieve this grade point index or any other requirements set forth in the Academic Probation contract will be notified that he or she cannot continue at COM and/or Boston University.

Graduate Policy

A 3.0 (B) grade point average is required to qualify for the Master of Science/Master of Fine Arts degree. If a student’s grade point index (GPI) is less than a 3.0 in any semester, or if more than 8 credits below B- are received during the length of the program, the student’s record is reviewed by the department of enrollment to determine whether the student should be permitted to continue as a candidate for the degree, or should be placed on academic probation. A student who receives more than two C range grades will be subject to a status review by the College’s academic committee. A grade of D will not receive graduate credit.