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Probation/Dismissal

Should a student perform poorly, he or she may be placed on academic probation or dismissed from the College of Engineering.

An undergraduate student will be placed on academic probation if the term or cumulative GPA falls below 2.00. Probation requires that a student meet with his or her academic advisor to explore strategies for improvement.

An undergraduate student will be dismissed from the University when his/her term or cumulative GPA falls below the 2.00 standard for three consecutive terms.

Students who earn a term or cumulative GPA below 1.00, 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.

If a student wishes to pursue reinstatement, the student must meet with the College of Engineering Committee on Academic Standing. A Request for Reinstatement must be completed.  The rules on academic standing are listed on the Undergraduate Academic Standing and Probation Policy website.

If, after a dismissal, a student chooses to attend another college or university and then seek readmission to Drexel, the College of Engineering requires the student to complete a number of credits  with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.  The number of credits as well as the subjects the student takes will be determined in advance of this external coursework by the Committee on Academic Standing.