Academic Standing

University Policy

College of Engineering Policy


The academic status of every student in the College of Engineering is reviewed at the end of each semester. Failure to make satisfactory progress can result in academic probation, suspension for a stated time or until stated conditions are met, academic dismissal, or permanent suspension. For details on good standing, probation, suspension, and reinstatement, please refer to the University policy on Academic Standing for Undergraduate Students in Full-time Programs.

Leave of Absence

Students wishing to take a leave of absence or withdraw from the College must submit their requests in writing to the University Service Center, 881 Commonwealth Avenue (lower level), Boston, MA 02215. A leave of absence or withdrawal is effective on the day the signed request is received; tuition and fees are canceled in accordance with the University’s refund schedule, which is published by the University Registrar. Exit interviews are conducted with students who visit the University Service Center.

Undergraduate students who have left the College voluntarily for one or more semesters must contact the Undergraduate Programs Office at the College of Engineering before returning.

Students who matriculate at another institution and wish to return must apply for transfer admission through BU Admissions.