Academic Standing

University Policy

Sargent College Policy

The academic status of every student is reviewed at the end of each semester. Failure to make satisfactory progress and remain in Good Standing can result in Academic Probation, Suspension for a stated time or until stated conditions are met, or Dismissal, as detailed below.

Good Standing

Full-time students maintain good academic standing when they achieve all three of the following: (1) earn at least 12 academic credits in the semester just completed; (2) earn a semester grade point index (GPI) of at least 2.00; and (3) maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.00.

Academic Probation

A student is placed on Academic Probation when they are in danger of not making sufficient academic progress toward their degree, having fallen below a 2.00 GPI or GPA or not completed 12 credits in a semester. A student notified of being placed on Academic Probation should make an appointment with an assistant director of Academic Services to discuss these procedures by calling 617-353-2713 or by coming to the Academic Services office at Sargent College to request an appointment.

Academic Suspension

A student faces Academic Suspension when they have spent one or two semesters on Probation and have not achieved Good Standing (as defined in University Policy above) in the most recent semester of Academic Probation. Specifics regarding the duration and terms of the Academic Suspension will be determined by the Sargent College on a case-by-case basis. Final appeals of Suspension are directed to the Dean of Sargent College.

Reinstatement after Academic Suspension

Students who have fulfilled their period of Academic Suspension must meet with their academic advisor and must also reestablish their standing in the Sargent College by contacting the Assistant Dean of Academic Services, Sharon Sankey. Students are reinstated to a probationary standing.


A student faces Dismissal if they have spent one or two semesters on Probation and have not achieved a GPI and GPA of 2.0 and completed 12 credits in the most recent semester of Academic Probation. A student also faces Dismissal if they have spent at least one semester on Suspension and have not fulfilled the terms of the Suspension.