Undergraduate Advising

Student Academic Standing

Dean’s List

Students who attain a 3.6 or higher cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) are commended by being named to the Dean’s List. For more information on the Dean’s List, see the Office of the Provost’s website.

Good Standing

Good Standing status is assigned to the term record of any undergraduate student with a term and cumulative grade point average (GPA) above the standard of 2.0 at the close of the term. For more information on academic good standing, see the Office of the Provost’s web page on Academic Standing.

Academic Probation

An undergraduate student will be placed on academic probation when either the term or cumulative GPA falls below 2.0. Students on probation must meet with their academic advisor to develop a written academic plan and establish GPA goals using the Veigel GPA calculator. If you have an academic hold on your account, contact your academic advisor.

While on probation, a student must adhere to the conditions of the program of study in which he/she is enrolled. For example, a student enrolled in a full-time program of study must complete a minimum of 12 credits but not exceed 15 credits during probationary term(s) of study.

First term students that obtain a term GPA below 1.0 will be placed on probation and held to the standards established by the conditions of academic probation.

Removal from probationary status requires that the student achieve both a term and cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in a subsequent term. A student can remain on probation for three consecutive terms before being dismissed.

For more information on academic probation, see the Office of the Provost’s web page on Academic Standing.

Academic Dismissal

An undergraduate student will be dismissed from the University when his/her term GPA falls below the 2.0 standard for three consecutive terms.

Students who earn a term GPA below 1.0, not including their first term at Drexel, may be automatically dismissed from the University. That is, they are subject to dismissal without the benefit of a probationary period. Such students have the opportunity to appeal the dismissal decision, as described in the Undergraduate Academic Standing and Probation Policy. For more information on academic dismissal, see the Office of the Provost’s web page on Academic Standing.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Students who receive financial aid must meet certain Satisfactory Academic Progress standards. For more information, see the Drexel Central web page.