In accordance with the guidelines established by the Dyson Graduate Council’s Academic Standards Committee, all Dyson graduate students are required to maintain a QPA of 3.0 or higher (cumulative and depending on department and degree requirements in specific required courses) in order to be considered in good academic standing. Students whose QPA (as cited above) falls below 3.0 will be placed on Academic Probation.
A student on Academic Probation will receive a letter from the department chair or program director; however, probation is not contingent upon this letter. It is the student's responsibility if in academic jeopardy to reach out to the department chair or program director for guidance and additional details. Any student whose QPA falls below 3.0 (cumulative and depending on department and degree requirements) is not fulfilling program requirements.
Students with a QPA below 3.0 who have a timely “hold” placed on their registration must make an appointment with their department chair or will be unable to register.
Once placed on Academic Probation, students are required to meet specific conditions in order to continue their enrollment and raise their QPA to meet department standards and requirements. These conditions will be outlined in a letter from the department chair or program director. A student on Academic Probation who does not meet these conditions is subject to immediate dismissal from the program.
Dismissal notifications are sent directly to students.
If a student appeals his or her dismissal, the student’s academic history will be reviewed by the appropriate Dyson Graduate Appeals Committee. This committee either will allow the student to be re-instated to the program with conditions or may uphold the dismissal as final.
Note that these academic policies and procedures are subject to change. A student in academic jeopardy should immediately contact his/her department chair or program director for guidance.