Good Standing and Probation

University Policy

Sargent College Policy

Academic Probation

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 (Sargent room 207) to request an appointment. Please be advised that students can be on Academic Probation for no more than two consecutive semesters. Academic Probation does not prohibit students from participating in extracurricular activities or intercollegiate athletics.

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.

Dismissal

A student faces Dismissal from BU Sargent College 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. Decisions on Dismissal are made by the individual school or college on a case-by-case basis and can be appealed to the Sargent College Committee on Academic Policies and Procedures. Dismissal results in permanent separation from the University. Final appeals of Dismissal are directed to the Dean of Sargent College.