Suspension or Dismissal
College of Communication Policy
If a student does not meet the terms of Academic Probation, as outlined in the COM Academic Probation Contract, 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 are allowed to take credits toward their degree program while on academic suspension, through another institution, if approved by the offering department(s) at BU and authorized by COM Student Services.
If a student is reinstated, the student will be reinstated on Academic 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 Academic 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.