Academic Progress and Graduation

University Policy

Metropolitan College Policy

Undergraduate Policy

To achieve sophomore standing, a student must have completed 24 credits by the beginning of Semester I of the academic year. To achieve junior standing, a student must have completed 56 credits by the beginning of Semester I of the academic year. To achieve senior standing a student must have completed 88 credits by the beginning of Semester I of the academic year. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 (C) is required for graduation. No more than four grades of D can be applied toward any undergraduate degree. Application for graduation must be submitted at least six months before the intended graduation date. The proper forms may be obtained from—and should be returned to—Metropolitan College Undergraduate Student Services.

Graduate Policy

Graduation is not automatic. In order to graduate, students must apply for graduation the semester before they plan to complete their studies. Degrees are awarded in September, January, and May. Students will officially graduate only when all degree requirements are met. Students may participate in the May commencement ceremonies if they plan to complete all academic requirements by September. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 is required for graduation.

In order to apply for graduation, students should inquire with their graduate department to obtain the proper application, and submit the application directly to the department. For a list of applications available online and department contacts, please visit www.bu.edu/met/for-students/graduation.