Cornell University

Office of Student Services

101 Ives Hall, 607-255-2223 or 607-255-1515

Academic Standing

Students attending the ILR Union Days event"Good standing" requires that a student's academic record meets all of the following criteria at the end of each term:

  • an average of C (2.0) for the term's work, that must include a minimum of 8 letter graded credits;
  • no failing grades in any course, including Physical Education; and
  • a cumulative average of C (2.0) for all completed terms.

Failure to maintain good standing

If at the end of any term a student fails to maintain good standing or his/her overall academic performance is so marginal as to endanger the possibility of meeting School and University degree requirements, his/her record is reviewed by the Committee on Academic Standards and Scholarships. The Committee at that time may decide upon a number of corrective alternatives including Warning, Required Leave of Absence or Required Withdrawal from the School.

Warning

A student may be placed on Warning for one or more of the following reasons:

  • Less than 2.0 semester average;
  • Less than 2.0 cumulative average;
  • One grade of F recorded for a semester;
  • Less than 8 graded credits completed in a semester.

Required Leave of Absence

A student is suspended from the School for one or two semesters, required to petition the Committee on Academic Standards and Scholarships for permission to re-register, usually after completion of specified courses with a specified academic average in another program of study. A student may be required to take a Leave of Absence for academic reasons if he or she:

  • Fails to establish good standing during a semester on Warning;
  • Fails to attain a semester average of 2.0 after a record of Warning in any previous semester;
  • Fails two or more courses in a semester, or attains a term average below 1.0.

May be appealed by written statement describing legitimate, documentable, extenuating circumstances that explain academic performance.

Required Withdrawal

A student is expelled from the School, not expected to re-register, by Committee judgment that the student's academic record warrants no confidence that degree requirements may be completed successfully. May be appealed by written statement describing legitimate, documentable, extenuating circumstances that explain academic performance.