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Academic Dismissal

A student whose cumulative grade point average (CGPA) does not meet the following levels risks not being permitted to continue at Becker College.

End of the first semester

1.50 – Credits attempted: greater than or equal to 12, but less than 24

End of the second or subsequent semester

1.75 – Credits attempted: greater than or equal to 24

The Office of the Registrar reviews the records of students who do not meet the above criteria. Academically dismissed students receive a letter explaining the placement and the steps to follow before returning to campus. Students who have been notified of dismissal have the right to appeal in writing to the academic dean within 10 days of notification. Each appeal will be reviewed and given proper consideration. First-time appeals will be granted under the following conditions:

  • The student’s academic course load for the next term is determined by the chief academic officer (or designee) and will include, in most cases, courses that have been failed or for which near-failing grades have been received.
  • The student must achieve a 2.0 GPA for the term following reinstatement or a CGPA that brings the student above the threshold for dismissal. Other conditions may be imposed. Students who fail to meet the conditions of reinstatement may be allowed to continue at Becker College following completion of a minimum of three courses at a regionally accredited college receiving transferable grades (C or greater). Students receiving financial aid should review the policy for Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid Recipients.

Dismissed/reinstated students will need permission from the chief academic officer (or designee) to add/drop/withdraw from a course(s).