Suspension or Dismissal
College of Communication Policy
If a student falls below a 2.0 GPI for consecutive semesters in academic courses or does not meet the probation contract requirements, that student will be suspended for one academic year. The student may appeal to be reinstated two months prior to the end of their suspension after showing proof of progress. Students cannot take credits toward their degree program while on academic suspension.
If a student is reinstated, the student will be reinstated on probation. The student must be registered for a full-time course load and receive a 2.0 GPI or higher and meet all of the probation contract requirements. If the student does not, he or she will be expelled from Boston University and the College of Communication.
A graduate student may be suspended/expelled at any time their GPI or GPA falls below a 3.0. This is at the department’s discretion.